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Man arrested over Highland hill fire

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  • April 12, 2013
Police investigating a hill fire in the Highlands earlier in the month have arrested a man. A spokesman for Police Scotland said the 39-year-old man had been detained in connection with a blaze in the Glen Tarbet area on 1 April. A report has been se...

Welford-on-Avon cottage 'destroyed' by fire

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  • April 12, 2013
A fire that "completely destroyed" a thatched cottage in Warwickshire, is believed to have started due to heat transfer from the chimney to the roof. About 30 firefighters from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service tried to save the house in Welford-o...

Littlehampton flats fire started in wheelchair bag

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  • April 12, 2013
A fire at a block of flats from which four people had to be rescued began in a bag attached to a wheelchair in the communal hallway. Sussex Police and fire investigation officers originally believed the fire, in South Terrace, Littlehampton, might ha...

Prestatyn fire death trial: Scared victim 'wanted to move'

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  • April 12, 2013
A young mother who died in a house fire along with four family members had wanted to move because she feared for her baby's safety, a jury has heard. Michael Shiers told Mold Crown Court his sister, Lee-Anna, 20, expressed her fears to him a month be...

'Significant' rise in grass fire arson causes concern

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  • April 12, 2013
A "significant increase" in deliberately started fires is causing concern, Lancashire's Fire and Rescue Service has said. In the Preston area the number of fires during the Easter fortnight increased from six in 2012 to 86 this year. A combination of...

Man rescued after being trapped by wood in Grangemouth

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  • April 12, 2013
A 19-year-old man has been treated in hospital after being trapped under a tonne of wood at a timber wholesale merchant's yard in Grangemouth. Firefighters from Falkirk fire station were called to John Mitchell Ltd in Earls Road Industrial Estate at ...

'Demolition' needed at Manchester building fire scene

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  • April 12, 2013
Firefighters are to partially demolish a derelict building in Manchester city centre, following a large fire. The fire started on the ground floor at the old Dobbins store on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter at about 18:00 BST on Thursday. About...

Two rescued from fire at north Belfast flats

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  • April 12, 2013
Two people have been rescued from a fire at a block of flats in north Belfast. They were taken to safety from a flat in Flax Street just before 03:00 BST on Friday. Five fire crews were involved in putting out the blaze. There are no further details....

Guernsey retained firefighters' section axed

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  • April 12, 2013
Guernsey's retained firefighters' section is being disbanded as part of a cost-cutting drive. The part-time firefighters normally work 2.5 hours a week, but can be called upon to provide assistance for the full-time service when needed. The Home Depa...

Prestatyn fire death trial: Melanie Smith 'made threat'

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  • April 12, 2013
A woman accused of starting a fire which killed five members of a family had previously threatened to burn down the home of a love rival, a jury heard. Melanie Smith, 42, who lived in the flat below the family in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, denies five ...

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