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Stanton bungalow fire leaves one person dead

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  • June 10, 2013
A body has been found after a fire at a Suffolk bungalow that was owned by an elderly man who lived alone. Neighbours saw flames coming from the property in Drovers Rise, Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds, at about 04:00 BST. Suffolk Police said the olde...

Brighton residents trapped by fire at flats

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  • June 10, 2013
Residents trapped on a balcony by a fire in their block of flats in Brighton have been saved by firefighters. One person was rescued from the balcony while two others were led to safety after the blaze broke out in Whitehawk on Sunday night. The fire...

Bridgwater Sports and Social Club hit by large fire

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  • June 10, 2013
More than 10 fire crews have been working overnight to put out a large blaze at the former Bridgwater Sports and Social Club in Somerset. The blaze at the empty building, which was being dismantled, started just before 21:00 BST on Sunday. The roof o...

Four arson arrests over Islamic Darul Uloom School fire

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  • June 10, 2013
Four teenagers have been arrested after a fire at an Islamic boarding school in south-east London. About 128 pupils and staff were evacuated from Darul Uloom School, in Foxbury Avenue, Chislehurst, on Saturday. Two 17-year-olds and two 18-year-olds w...

Police patrol Islamic sites 'at risk' after fires

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  • June 10, 2013
There will be 24-hour police patrols at certain Islamic sites in London after two suspicious fires, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has said. Fires were started at a community centre in Muswell Hill on Wednesday, and a Chislehurst school on Satu...

Witchford fire: Wood burner blamed for thatch blaze

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  • June 10, 2013
A wood burner has been found to be the cause of a blaze that threatened a row of thatched cottages in Cambridgeshire. More than 40 firefighters were called to the blaze in Main Street, Witchford, near Ely, at 21:00 BST on Saturday. It took 11 crews, ...

Anfield newsagents arson attack was 'hate crime'

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  • June 10, 2013
A fire in a Liverpool newsagents shop started by two men, which left the owner with burns to his hands and arms, was a "hate crime", police have said. The fire at Robinson News on Priory Road, Anfield at about 21:00 BST on Saturday left the shop and ...

Darul Uloom School fire: Pupils and staff evacuated

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  • June 10, 2013
A fire overnight at an Islamic boarding school in south east London is being treated as suspicious by police. About 128 pupils and staff were evacuated from Darul Uloom School, in Foxbury Avenue, Chislehurst, on Saturday. Firefighters were called to ...

Moorland fire near Rochdale brought under control

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  • June 10, 2013
A large fire broke out on 100 hectares (247 acres) of moorland near Rochdale. Fire crews from Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire tackled the blaze close to Halifax Road near Littleborough at 16:40 BST on Saturday. It took five hours to bring the f...

Glasgow Hydro fire: Probe into cause of blaze under way

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  • June 10, 2013
Glasgow Hydro operators say it could be a week before they know whether it will open on time as investigations continue into the fire at the venue. Dozens of firefighters were called to the scene of the £125m construction site and a high reach ladde...

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