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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 ...

Why Grampian is losing its unusual white fire engines, and other questions...

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  • March 30, 2013
Scotland's eight regional fire and rescue services are to merge into a single Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on 1 April. But what exactly will be different if you ring 999? And what is the future for Grampian's unusual white fire engines? When Gram...

Fire in Mumbai's Andheri factory kills five people

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  • March 30, 2013
Five people have been killed and three others injured in a fire that swept through a factory in the western Indian city of Mumbai, fire brigade officials said. The fire broke out after an explosion in the chemical factory in the Andheri area early on...

Lakanal House: 'Missed opportunities to make tower safe'

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  • March 30, 2013
The jury at an inquest into the deaths of six people killed in a south-east London tower block fire found "numerous opportunities" were missed to carry out fire safety checks inside the building. Narrative verdicts into the victims' deaths at Lakanal...

Man dies four months after Wigan flat fire

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  • March 30, 2013
A man rescued from a fire at his flat in Greater Manchester has died after spending four months in hospital. The 54-year-old man suffered burns to his body in the fire on Livingstone Street, Ashton, Wigan, in December. Firefighters were called to rep...

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