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Woman, 86, dies in house fire in Castleton, Rochdale

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  • March 15, 2013
An 86-year-old woman has died after a fire broke out at her house in Greater Manchester. The fire broke out at a property on Moor Park Avenue, Castleton, Rochdale at about 07:30 GMT on Thursday. The woman rescued from the house by fire fighters was u...

Hattersley house fire: Man dies in hallway

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  • March 15, 2013
A man has died in a house fire in Greater Manchester. The blaze broke out at a property on Hattersley Road West, Hattersley, in Tameside at about 06:30 GMT. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service received a report of smoke coming from the propert...

Suffolk crews deal with fire at thatched cottage in Rattlesden

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  • March 15, 2013
Two people have been left homeless and suffering the effects of breathing in smoke after a fire destroyed a thatched cottage in Suffolk. The cottage roof collapsed as 40 firefighters dealt with the blaze in Rattlesden near Bury St Edmunds. Fire and r...

Nurses rescue children and mother from fire

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  • March 15, 2013
Nurses visiting a patient rescued a mother and her three small children from a fire in a neighbouring house. Urgent care staff from South Tyneside NHS trust were on Gateshead's Leam Lane Estate when they spotted the "glow in a window" of a cooker on ...

South Yorkshire fire service may scrap response target

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  • March 15, 2013
South Yorkshire's fire service is considering scrapping its own time target for responding to emergencies. The service, which is seeking to make £10m savings, said it was one of three options that would be reviewed and a public consultation was unde...

Derby fire deaths: Mick Philpott 'didn't bathe for 12 weeks'

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  • March 15, 2013
A man accused of starting a fire which killed six of his children said petrol was found on his clothes because he did not have a bath or shower for 12 weeks. Michael Philpott told jurors his family had been "having the bathroom done" but he did wash ...

Pensioner Peter Bratby's collections 'may have led to his death'

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  • March 15, 2013
A pensioner's massive haul of collectables may have led to his death when fire broke out at his Denbighshire home, and inquest has been told. Retired engineer Peter Bratby died when a blaze gutted his home Beverley Drive, Prestatyn last November. The...

Fire badly damages terraced house

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  • March 15, 2013
A two-storey terraced house has been extensively damaged following a morning fire in East Ayrshire. Two appliances from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue were sent to the blaze at Main Street, Ochiltree, at 08:00. The fire service stated: "The initial atte...

Carbon monoxide scare at flats in Pollokshields

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  • March 15, 2013
A carbon monoxide scare at a block of flats in Glasgow's south side has been traced to a contractor's generator. Firefighters were called to the five-storey block, in Barrland Street, on the edge of Pollokshields, at 14:25 on Thursday, after alarms w...

Lancing house fire injuries three men

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  • March 15, 2013
Three men were taken to hospital following a fire at a semi-detached house in West Sussex. Fire crews were called to a property in Brighton Road, Lancing, at about 00.20 GMT on Thursday. About 10 firefighters including, two wearing breathing apparatu...

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