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Firefighter dies tackling Manchester shop blaze

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  • July 14, 2013
A firefighter has died tackling a large blaze in Manchester city centre. Stephen Hunt, 38, was among 60 firefighters called to the fire at the store-room of a shop in Oldham Street. A spokesman said he got into difficulty at about 20:35 BST along wit...

Boy, six, pulled alive from Indiana sand dune

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  • July 14, 2013
A six-year-old boy has been rescued after being trapped under a sand dune in Indiana for more than three hours, according to US media reports. The child was in a critical condition on Saturday but was responding well to treatment, hospital officials ...

Canada train blast: Vigils held as toll reaches 33

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  • July 14, 2013
Events have been held in Canada to mark one week since the train disaster in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic. The church bells in Lac-Megantic tolled 50 times, once for each person believed killed. Other ceremonies took place across the country. It c...

Smoke alarm warning as homes damaged by blaze

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  • July 14, 2013
A senior fire officer has issued a warning about smoke alarms after a blaze damaged two homes in east Belfast. The roof of a house on the Upper Newtownards Road caught fire and the blaze spread to an adjoining dwelling. Both premises were evacuated b...

Shop store room fire breaks out in Manchester city centre

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  • July 14, 2013
More than 60 firefighters are tackling a fire in the underground store room of a shop in Manchester city centre. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the fire broke out in Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter at about 14:50 BST. It said f...

Woman dies in Trimdon Station kitchen blaze

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  • July 14, 2013
A woman has died after a house fire in County Durham. The blaze, at a home on Sycamore Crescent, Trimdon Station, started in the kitchen. Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service sent three engines to the house just after 21:00 BST on Friday. A ...

Two rearrested over Guildford pensioner fire death

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  • July 14, 2013
Two people have been rearrested by police following the death of a man in a house fire in Surrey last weekend. Frederyk Kucharski, 92, was rescued from the blaze in the Slyfield Green area of Guildford, on 6 July, but died in hospital on Thursday. A ...

Swindon lap-dancing club 'set on fire by reversed car'

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  • July 14, 2013
A "significant" fire at a lap-dancing club in Swindon was caused by a car being reversed into the building and set alight, the club's owner has said. Emergency crews were called to the Dream Lounge club at 07:00 BST to find both the car and building ...

Mohammed Inayat in court over Tyseley fatal house fire

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  • July 14, 2013
A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a house fire which killed a mother and severely injured her teenage daughter. The woman died of the effects of breathing in smoke from the blaze in Cateswell Road, Tyseley, Birmingham. Mohammed In...

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