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People trapped in Philadelphia building collapse

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  • June 5, 2013
At least one person has been reported killed and more than a dozen injured after a building collapsed in the centre of the US city of Philadelphia. City fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers said a four-storey building fell into a two-storey that contained a...

Al-Rahma Islamic Centre destroyed in 'hate crime' fire

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  • June 5, 2013
An Islamic centre in north London has been destroyed by a fire in an apparent hate crime attack. The Met Police said the fire, which happened at the Al-Rahma Islamic Centre in Muswell Hill in the early hours, is being treated as suspicious. A spokesm...

Sharkey fire deaths: Accused 'burned house and pub'

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  • June 5, 2013
A man accused of murdering three people in a house fire in Helensburgh admitted setting fire to a pub and a house under construction, a court has heard. Joiner Colin Hughes, 49, told the High Court in Glasgow that Scott Snowden said the pub was "gett...

Northampton 'explosions' treated as unexplained

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  • June 5, 2013
Three "explosions" heard in the early hours of the morning in Northampton are being treated as unexplained. Northamptonshire Fire Service investigated the separate reports in St Mary's Street, Castle Street and Silver Street but "didn't find anything...

Moscow metro fire sends commuters fleeing from stations

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  • June 5, 2013
A fire in the Moscow metro has caused travel chaos during the city's rush hour and injured at least 45 people. A high-voltage electric cable caught fire in a tunnel, filling stations with smoke, Russian officials say. About 4,500 people were evacuate...

Ketteringham factory fire: 'Paper still on fire'

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  • June 5, 2013
A fire at a recycling plant in Norfolk is still burning, more than 24 hours after it started. About 120 tonnes of paper caught on fire at the MW White factory at Ketteringham on Tuesday morning. Norfolk Fire Service watch manager Jim Banks said there...

Beenham compost fire: Work starts to put out six-month-old blaze

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  • June 5, 2013
Work to put out a Berkshire compost fire that has been burning for six months, will begin later. The blaze on the Good2Grow site in Beenham is expected to take three weeks to extinguish. The fire started at the end of November 2012 and has been decla...

Bomb disposal team destroys World War II extinguisher in Longniddry

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  • June 5, 2013
Bomb disposal experts have destroyed a potentially explosive antique thought to be from World War II. A man handed over a selfac fire extinguisher to officers in Musselburgh fire station, East Lothian, on Tuesday after being told it could be dangerou...

Sharkey fire deaths: Accused threatened to burn down woman's home

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  • June 5, 2013
A man has told a court how he sealed up his daughter's letterbox after a murder accused threatened to burn down her home with her and her child inside. Tim McMahon, 61, was giving evidence at the trial of Scott Snowden, 37, and Robert Jennings, 50. T...

Winchester man jailed for three arson attacks

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  • June 5, 2013
A man has been jailed for six years after admitting setting a string of fires on New Year's Day. Sean Clements, 47, of Jewry Street, Winchester, started fires at a restaurant, clothes shop and Winchester Cathedral's historic deanery. He admitted thre...

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