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Gas explosion at Paices Hill travellers site

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  • April 27, 2013
A gas cylinder exploded and caused a fire at a travellers site in Berkshire. About 100 people had to leave the Paices Hill site near Aldermaston, after the explosion inside a temporary cabin, the fire service said. The structure was completely destro...

Fuel barges explode in Mobile, Alabama

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  • April 27, 2013
Firefighters have extinguished a huge blaze that erupted on two fuel barges in Mobile, Alabama injuring three people and forcing the evacuation of crew from a nearby cruise ship. The fire was believed to have started accidentally. Authorities say thr...

Five escape Orkney children's home fire

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  • April 27, 2013
Three teenagers and two members of staff escaped injury after a fire at an Orkney children's home in the early hours. Fire crews were called to Camoran children's resource centre in Kirkwall's Holm Road. Marie O'Sullivan, head of service with Orkney ...

Tyseley house fire: Man charged with murder

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  • April 27, 2013
A man has been charged with murder after a fire in which a woman died and her daughter was severely burnt. Mohammed Inayat, 56, of Tyseley, appeared before Birmingham magistrates charged with one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder. T...

Prestatyn fire deaths trial: Judge tells jury to be 'dispassionate'

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  • April 27, 2013
A judge has told a jury to put all emotion aside when considering its verdict against a woman accused of killing five members of a neighbour's family by setting fire to their home. Mr Justice John Griffith Williams told the Mold Crown Court jury they...

St Leonards flats fire 'started in pushchair'

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  • April 27, 2013
A fire at a block of flats in East Sussex which left three people needing treatment in hospital is believed to have been started deliberately. The residents of the block in West Hill Road, St Leonards were taken to the Conquest Hospital in Hastings s...

Fire brigade in sprinkler call for London care homes

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  • April 25, 2013
There are more than ten fires a week in the London's care homes and sheltered accommodation, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has revealed. Last year there were 540 fires in such homes - with two people killed and 26 injured as a result. The LFB says re...

Bangladesh Dhaka building collapse leaves 87 dead

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  • April 24, 2013
At least 87 people have been killed and many others trapped after an eight-storey building housing garment factories collapsed outside the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Firefighters and army personnel are leading the operation to rescue those caught be...

Sheffield Ski Village: Fourth fire in a year breaks out

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  • April 24, 2013
A fire has broken out at a Sheffield outdoor ski centre, nearly a year after a series of fires shut down the site. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the service had received more than 120 calls about the latest blaze at Ski Village on Vale Road, w...

Prestatyn fire deaths trial's closing speeches

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  • April 24, 2013
A woman killed five members of the same family in a house fire in an act "driven by a desire for revenge", a court has heard. In his closing speech, Ian Murphy QC, prosecuting, said Melanie Smith, 43, "had all the ingredients of murder". She denies m...

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