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Honiton house fire: Toddler and two teenagers die

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  • April 6, 2013
A three-year-old boy and two teenagers injured in a fire in Devon on Friday have died of their injuries. The toddler, a 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man were among five people injured in the fire at Lee Close in Honiton. The three-year-old die...

Massive gorse blaze near Okehampton

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  • April 6, 2013
A "massive" gorse blaze has erupted near Okehampton in Devon, covering six square kilometres (1,482 acres) of moorland. Smoke from the fire at Chat Tor, Lydford, can be seen from 40 miles (64km) away, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said. Twelve f...

Cross Keys: Stay in, residents near Newtown estate told

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  • April 6, 2013
Residents living near a factory fire have been urged to stay indoors and keep all doors and windows shut. Gwent Police said the warning was a precaution for anyone living within about 250m (about 800ft) of GLJ Recycling on the Newtown Industrial Esta...

Cross Keys: 400-tonne recycling fire at Newtown estate

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  • April 6, 2013
Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a south Wales valleys factory where 400 tonnes of recycling materials are described as well alight. The fire is on the Newtown Industrial Estate, in Cross Keys, Caerphilly county. A spokeswoman for South Wales Fir...

Elderly woman dies in fire at Sussex farm

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  • April 6, 2013
An elderly woman has died in a house fire in West Sussex. More than 20 firefighters were called to the blaze at a farm in Snow Hill in Copthorne at about 00:30 BST on Saturday. The A264 (Snow Hill) was closed in both directions between the B2037 Snow...

Silence for Southampton firefighters killed in Shirley Towers blaze

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  • April 6, 2013
Firefighters have held a two-minute silence to remember two crew members who died in a tower block blaze. Jim Shears, 35, and Alan Bannon, 38, died three years ago in a fire at Shirley Towers in Southampton. St Mary's Fire Station fell silent at 11:0...

Honiton house fire: Two die in hospital

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  • April 6, 2013
Two teenagers injured in a fire in Devon on Friday have died. The 17-year-old girl and 18-year-old man were among four people injured in the fire at Lee Close in Honiton. A three-year-old boy remains in a serious condition at a specialist burns unit ...

Holyhead Travelodge fire: Woman and man arrested

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  • April 6, 2013
Two people have been arrested have been made after a fire at an Anglesey hotel. North Wales Police said patrolling officers saw a fire at the Travelodge on Cleveland Avenue, Holyhead, at about 00:50 BST on Saturday. The two were arrested on suspicion...

Rhondda grass fire fight in scrubland above Porth Park

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  • April 6, 2013
Firefighters in south Wales are tackling a new grass fire in the Rhondda. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called at 10:08 BST on Saturday after reports of a large area of scrubland alight above Porth Park. Two crews, including one from Tonyp...

Hairdryer fire empties Henley flats

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  • April 6, 2013
A hairdryer fire emptied a block of flats in Oxfordshire, causing residents to spend a night away from their homes. The blaze started in the three-storey building in New Street, Henley-on-Thames, at about 17:00 BST on Friday. Neighbours in the nine o...

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