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Stretford caravan blaze tackled by 13 fire crews

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  • March 25, 2013
Thirteen fire engines with 65 firefighters are tackling a fire involving several caravans in Greater Manchester. The blaze in land on Bradley Lane, off Chester Road in Stretford, started at about 14:50 GMT. Greater Manchester Fire Service said a numb...

London fire crews tackle Southwark Council building blaze

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  • March 25, 2013
A fire has broken out in a building in Southwark which houses a library, a museum and the council's one stop shop. Almost 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines are tackling the blaze in the four-storey building in Wansey Street, Walworth, London Fire ...

Woman dies in bungalow fire in Kinawley, County Fermanagh

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  • March 25, 2013
The 53-year-old woman who died in a fire in County Fermanagh at the weekend was Kathleen Owens. The fire service was called to a bungalow on the Kinawley to Killesher Road just after 11:30 GMT on Sunday. A post mortem examination is to be carried, bu...

Nantyglo waste site: £70,000 clean-up starts after fire

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  • March 25, 2013
A £70,000 clean-up operation has started near the site of a waste fire which burned for 10 days in Blaenau Gwent. The Environment Agency says it may use its powers to recover the cost to the public purse. Skip hire firm A Lewis and Co told BBC Wales...

Derby fire deaths: 'Maniac arsonist' theory

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  • March 25, 2013
The barrister for a man accused of the manslaughter of six children in a house fire has claimed that a "maniac arsonist" could be responsible. The claim was made as Paul Mosley's barrister made his closing speech. Petrol was found on Mr Mosley's clot...

London fire crews tackle Southwark library blaze

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  • March 25, 2013
A fire has broken out in a building in Southwark which houses a library, a museum and the council's one stop shop. Almost 100 firefighters and 15 fire engines are tackling the blaze in the four-storey building in Wansey Street, Walworth, London Fire ...

BBC Radio Cornwall phone-in saves CO poisoning boy

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  • March 25, 2013
A family from Cornwall have attributed a radio phone-in to saving their three-year-old son's life after it was found he had Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning. Helena Bradshaw's cottage in Bugle was evacuated after the fire service detected dangerously h...

Woman dies in house fire in Kinawley, County Fermanagh

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  • March 25, 2013
A 54-year-old woman has died in a house fire in County Fermanagh. The fire service were called to a bungalow on the Kinawley to Killesher Road just after 11:30 GMT on Sunday. It is understood that initial investigations indicate the fire started acci...

India: Six killed in Bangalore factory fire

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  • March 25, 2013
A deadly fire in a factory outside the southern Indian city of Bangalore has killed six people, police said. The fire broke out early on Monday in a neighbouring timber yard and spread to the factory where the workers were asleep inside. The cause of...

Llanelli fire crew cuts risk, says Fire Brigades' Union

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  • March 25, 2013
Halving the number of firefighters in Llanelli from 28 to 14 could put people at risk, a union claims. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service introduces new shift patterns at the station on 8 April. The Fire Brigades' Union (FBU) is opposed to th...

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