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Arriva bus bursts into flames in West Kingsdown

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  • April 22, 2013
A bus driver fled to safety after his single-decker vehicle caught fire in West Kingsdown, near Sevenoaks. The Arriva bus, which was in service but not carrying any passengers, was quickly engulfed in flames as fire broke out in the engine compartmen...

Prestatyn fire deaths: Melanie Smith lie detector offer

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  • April 22, 2013
A woman accused of killing five members of a family offered to take a lie detector test to prove she was not a murderer or arsonist. Mold Crown Court heard Melanie Smith, 42, claim she was in bed when a fire began which killed her neighbour Lee-Anna ...

Market Drayton gas cylinder fire: Businesses evacuated

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  • April 22, 2013
Businesses near a Shropshire industrial estate have been evacuated because of a fire involving gas cylinders. A 200m (650ft) exclusion zone has been put around Minshull Construction on the Adderley Road Industrial Estate in Market Drayton. Three crew...

Malton jockey fire deaths: Flat owner admits fire safety failings

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  • April 22, 2013
The owner of a block of flats in North Yorkshire where two jockeys died in a fire has admitted not taking reasonable safety precautions. Alan Foster, 65, of Buckrose Court, Norton, pleaded guilty to four charges at Leeds Crown Court. Jamie Kyne, 18, ...

North Norfolk Railway signal box catches fire

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  • April 22, 2013
A 106-year-old railway signal box has been severely damaged by fire - five months after being returned to the site for the first time in 40 years. The blaze, on Sheringham's Station car park at 11:20 BST, is thought to have been caused by an electric...

Aberdeen's Hazlewood special school damaged by fire

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  • April 22, 2013
An outdoor classroom and part of a sensory garden at an Aberdeen school for children with special educational needs have been destroyed by fire. The incident happened at at Hazlewood School on Saturday evening. Education, culture and sport convener J...

Men face trial over Sharkey fire deaths in Helensburgh

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  • April 22, 2013
Two men have made a final appearance in court before they stand trial accused of murdering three members of the same family in a house fire. Thomas Sharkey, 21, and his eight-year-old sister Bridget died in the fire in July 2011. Their father Thomas ...

Rutland firemen put up in hotel on shifts

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  • April 22, 2013
Firefighters in a Rutland town are staying at a hotel during night shifts while they wait for a new station to be built. Bad weather delayed work on the station and sleeping quarters in Oakham. The building company, G.F. Tomlinson, has agreed to pay ...

Kingston Bagpuize light aircraft emergency landing after engine failure

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  • April 22, 2013
The pilot and passengers of a light aircraft "had a very lucky escape" after being forced to make an emergency landing in a field in Oxfordshire. The four-seater Cessna aircraft was heading to London Oxford Airport before suffering engine failure in ...

Watlington industrial estate blaze tackled by 60 firefighters

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  • April 22, 2013
A major blaze that has broken out at an industrial estate in Oxfordshire is being tackled by up to 60 firefighters. A series of buildings are on fire at the estate in Watlington, with concerns acetylene, propane and oxygen cylinders on site are causi...

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