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Safety experts call for new guidelines on appliances

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  • March 2, 2013
Safety experts have called for better standards, to protect consumers from faulty goods that can catch fire. Seventy people a year are killed, and hundreds of thousands are injured, as a result of fires in cookers, fridges and tumble driers. The Elec...

Transcript of 999 Derby fire call

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  • March 2, 2013
The trial of three people accused of starting a fire in Derby which caused the deaths of six children has heard a recording of a 999 call reporting the incident. Mick Philpott is charged with manslaughter, along with his wife Mairead and their friend...

Derby death blaze accused police van conversations played in court

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  • March 2, 2013
A father accused of killing six of his children in a fire said in a recording made in a police van he "didn't mean to do it", prosecutors have claimed. The secret recording was played at Nottingham Crown Court during the trial of Mick Philpott, who i...

Fire board votes to wind up Knoydart and Eigg units

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  • March 2, 2013
Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service will shut down community response units in Knoydart and on Eigg. The plans were considered at a fire board meeting in Inverness. The board voted 13-8 to wind up the units. Senior officers said there were ...

Man injured in Perth building blaze

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  • March 2, 2013
A man has been injured after a fire broke out at a five-storey building in Perth. Tayside Fire and Rescue and the ambulance service were called to the property in George Street at 08:17 on Friday. More than 30 firefighters were involved in bringing t...

Saved 'drunk sets light to kitchen drawer to keep warm'

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  • March 2, 2013
A "drunk" man had to be rescued from a caravan when he set light to a kitchen drawer in a bid to keep warm, Dorset fire service said. The caravan's owner, who was not in the vehicle, saw the blaze and rang police at about 06:35 GMT. Crews arrived at ...

California wildfires 'being contained'

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  • March 2, 2013
Firefighters in California are battling to control a blaze which has destroyed nearly a 150 acres of land. Some people have been evacuated from their homes in Jurupa Valley, as around 200 firefighters and helicopters fight the flames. No injuries hav...

Couple in 'lucky escape' from Begbroke bungalow fire

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  • March 2, 2013
A couple had a "very lucky" escape from a fire in their bungalow in Oxfordshire. Firefighters were called to the blaze in the roof of the property in Begbroke near Kidlington just before 11:30 GMT on Thursday. The fire service said large amounts of s...

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