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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...

Fire started by 'vandals' forces Glasgow school closure

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  • March 25, 2013
Vandals are being blamed for a fire that has forced the two-day closure of a secondary school for pupils with additional support needs. Hollybrook Academy in Glasgow will be shut to its 140 pupils on Monday and Tuesday as Glasgow City Council assesse...

Sheffield building collapse students 'homeless'

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  • March 25, 2013
More than 20 students have been left looking for alternative accommodation after their building partly collapsed in Sheffield city centre. Four people were rescued after the mid-terrace of a three-storey building, in Brook Hill, came down on Saturday...

Listed home's roof destroyed in Appleshaw fire

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  • March 25, 2013
Sixty firefighters have tackled a house fire which badly damaged a Grade II* listed property in Hampshire. Fire crews from Hampshire and Wiltshire were involved in the operation at Appleshaw near Andover. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said the ro...

Norwich city centre homes damaged by fire

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  • March 25, 2013
Drivers in Norwich continue to face disruption following a blaze in a row of houses in the city centre. Emergency crews were called to the incident on Magpie Road about 11:00 GMT. It appears the fire started in the roof of one house and spread to thr...

Cleveland Fire Brigade's £42m arson bill revealed

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  • March 25, 2013
Arsonists have cost Teesside taxpayers £42m in three years, according to new figures from Cleveland Fire Brigade. Incidents of arson have fallen by almost a third in one year but still account for 71% of fires in the area. The brigade released the f...

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