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Glasgow Hydro fire: Crews tackle blaze in domed roof

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  • June 8, 2013
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at the construction site of the £125m Glasgow Hydro venue on the banks of the River Clyde. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called out at about 15:20. Five appliances and 40 firefighters were called to...

Protest march against London fire cuts held

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  • June 8, 2013
Residents are marching through north London to protest against the closure of Clerkenwell fire station. Organisers say more than one hundred people are taking part in the march which started at Highbury Fields and will end at the fire station. Labour...

Longbridge Hayes fireworks fire cause investigated

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  • June 8, 2013
The cause of a fire in two buildings in Staffordshire, one of which contained fireworks, is being investigated by the police and fire service. Staffordshire Fire Service said the fire at Chemical Lane, Longbridge Hayes, started in some pallets at 20:...

China bus blaze blamed on 'suicidal' man

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  • June 8, 2013
A suicidal man started a fire on a packed commuter bus in south-eastern China that killed 47 people, state media report. They said a suicide note was found at his home in the port city of Xiamen, where the attack place. The suspect, named as Chen Shu...

South Wiltshire fire stations to hold food bank parcels

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  • June 8, 2013
Three fire stations in Wiltshire are to hold emergency food bank parcels in an attempt to make them more accessible. The partnership with the Trussell Trust was set up after Dave Dunford from the brigade heard how a woman with severe arthritis walked...

Woman impaled on Fallowfield railings freed by firefighters

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  • June 8, 2013
A woman has been rescued by firefighters after impaling her leg on railings in Manchester. The 22-year-old was found by police stuck on the fence on Moseley Road in Fallowfield at 06:40 BST. Fire crews called to the scene cut through the railings whi...

China bus fire probed as 'criminal case'

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  • June 8, 2013
A deadly bus explosion and fire in south-east China is being treated as "a serious criminal case" and not an accident, state media said. At least 47 people died and more than 30 were injured after the fire in the port city of Xiamen on Friday. Invest...

Southend workman praised for attempted rescue of woman, 82

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  • June 8, 2013
A workman went into a burning building in Essex five times to find a trapped 82-year-old woman, an inquest was told. Matt Saunders, from Leigh on Sea, found Joyce Buckenham in a downstairs bedroom where flames had reached the ceiling. He carried her ...

China bus fire kills dozens in Xiamen in Fujian province

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  • June 8, 2013
At least 42 people have died in the Chinese city of Xiamen following a bus fire, according to state media. The incident happened during Friday's evening rush hour at about 18:30 local time (10:30 GMT). More than 30 other people were injured after a f...

Sharkey fire deaths: Witness denies lying to save himself

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  • June 8, 2013
A man who told a murder trial that his friend admitted causing a fire which killed three people has denied lying to save himself from drug charges. Colin Hughes, 49, was accused by Donald Findlay QC of telling "manipulating lies" to get out of his "p...

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