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Five children die in France house fire

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  • March 31, 2013
Five children have died in a house fire in northern France, officials say. The blaze in Saint-Quentin town, about 130km (80 miles) north-east of Paris was accidental, early reports say. The children's father was also present but escaped with light bu...

Firefighters tackle Kingsley School blaze in Bideford

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  • March 31, 2013
About 50 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a derelict building at a school in north Devon. The fire "severely damaged" about 70% of a building at Kingsley School, on Northdown Road, in Bideford, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said. The...

Man dies in fire at his home in Omagh

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  • March 31, 2013
A man in his seventies has died in a fire at a mobile home near Omagh. The Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 01:45 GMT on Sunday and when they got to the property on Streefe Road, it was well alight. Fire crews from Omagh, Pomeroy and Newtow...

Three fires hit thatched cottages in Hampshire

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  • March 31, 2013
More than 200 firefighters have tackled three separate fires at thatched properties in Hampshire. Fire took hold at a row of cottages in East Meon's high street, shortly before 19:00 GMT on Good Friday, destroying the roofs of three properties. Earli...

Disabled woman rescued from smoke-filled flat in Cornwall

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  • March 30, 2013
A disabled woman has been rescued by firefighters from a smoke-filled property in Cornwall. The elderly woman, who could not move, was found on the floor of her flat in Long Rock, Penzance. She called Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service at about 04:30 G...

Yachts damaged in Wells-next-the-Sea harbour fire

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  • March 30, 2013
Three of "the biggest and most expensive" yachts in a north Norfolk boatyard have been severely damaged in a fire fuelled by high winds. Four fire engines were called to the east end of the harbour yard at Wells-next-the-Sea about 11:30 GMT. Neighbou...

'Severe fire' destroys bungalow in Whittington, Shropshire

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  • March 30, 2013
A "severe" fire has destroyed a bungalow near Oswestry in Shropshire. Fire engines were called to the semi-detached property on Western Avenue, Whittington at 07:26 GMT on Friday. A male occupant suffered burns in the blaze, which took over "majority...

Hundreds of pigs die in Beaminster farm fire

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  • March 30, 2013
About 900 pigs have died after a large fire that destroyed a piggery at a farm in Dorset. The fire swept through the 330ft-long complex after the blaze was reported in its roof early on Friday morning at Seaborough Manor near Beaminster. Fifty firefi...

Multi-vehicle fire near Chawleigh investigated

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  • March 30, 2013
An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire involving four cars, two caravans and a large number of gas cylinders in Devon. Crews from Barnstaple, Chulmleigh, Witheridge and North Tawton were called to a field by the B3042 near Chawleigh s...

Woman dies in Peterlee house fire

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  • March 30, 2013
A woman has died following a house fire in County Durham. The woman, 83, was pronounced dead at the scene of the blaze at a bungalow in Peterlee. Three crews from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue were called to the home on Langdale Place ...

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