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Police call for witnesses to 'suspicious' Londonderry fire

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  • March 26, 2013
Londonderry police have described an overnight fire in a city centre bar as "suspicious". Firefighters used four pumps and an aerial appliance to put out the blaze at Masons Bar in Magazine Street. The fire started around 04:00 GMT in the ground floo...

Londonderry firefighters put out blaze at city bar

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  • March 26, 2013
Firefighters have extinguished an overnight blaze at a bar in Londonderry. Four pumps and an aerial appliance attended the fire at Masons Bar in Magazine Street. The fire started around 04:00 GMT in the ground floor of the building. District Commande...

Gosport family 'very lucky' to escape boiler explosion

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  • March 26, 2013
Firefighters say a family of six were "very lucky" to escape uninjured from a fire caused by a boiler explosion at their Hampshire home. Crews were called to Goodwood Road in Elson, Gosport at 19:45 GMT on Monday where they discovered a fire in an un...

Four escape Nottingham house fire

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  • March 26, 2013
Firefighters say they are still unclear as what started a blaze that gutted a house in Nottingham. The house in Pippin Close, in the St Ann's area of the city, went up in flames at around 13:50 GMT on Monday. All three floors of the house were ablaze...

Bournemouth building site tower crane men rescued

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  • March 26, 2013
Two men had to be rescued after getting stuck at the top of a tower crane in freezing conditions. Police were called to a building site close to The Lansdowne in Bournemouth shortly after 18:30 GMT on Monday. Following negotiations involving speciali...

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...

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