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Portslade house fire leave six in hospital

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  • September 7, 2013
A house fire in East Sussex has left six people in hospital, one with serious burns. The other five have been treated for smoke inhalation after the blaze broke out on the ground floor of an end of terrace property in Portslade. All six casualties ar...

Former Wade factory in Burslem badly damaged by fire

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  • September 7, 2013
A grade II listed former pottery factory in Stoke-on-Trent has been severely damaged by fire. More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at the derelict two-storey Wade Ceramics factory in Westport Road, Burslem. The factory was used by Wade Heath a...

Major blaze at Rawdon air conditioning factory

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  • September 7, 2013
A major fire at an air conditioning unit factory on the outskirts of Leeds has sent thick smoke across the city. The blaze at Airedale Air Conditioning on Leeds Road in Rawdon was being tackled by about 100 firefighters. West Yorkshire Fire Service s...

West Molesey house fire 'and explosion' victim injured

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  • September 7, 2013
A man has been taken to hospital after a fire and a suspected explosion virtually destroyed a house in Surrey. Neighbours reported hearing a "huge boom" as flames were spotted "30ft into the air", in West Molesey. Emergency crews were called to a sma...

Hereford factory fire heroes honoured 20 years on

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  • September 7, 2013
Two firefighters who were killed 20 years ago in one of Herefordshire's largest fires have been honoured in a ceremony by colleagues. John Davies from Leominster and Dave Morris from Hereford died at the Sun Valley poultry processing factory when the...

China gives death sentence for Shantou factory arsonist

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  • September 7, 2013
A court in China has sentenced a man to death for setting fire to his former workplace, a garment factory, in a row over unpaid wages, state media says. About 30 workers were in the factory in Shantou, a city in southern Guangdong province, at the ti...

Leicester shisha cafe fire: Imtiyaz Patel jailed

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  • September 7, 2013
A shisha cafe owner convicted of setting fire to a rival business has been jailed for seven years. Imtiyaz Patel, 28, torched the rooftop Cloud 9 cafe on Curzon Street, Leicester, causing £100,000 of damage. Staff from the Curzonia Knitwear factory ...

Newtown: Town council facing hefty bill for HQ revamp

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  • September 7, 2013
A council is facing a bill for thousands of pounds after its Victorian headquarters was branded "unsafe and unacceptable" in a fire safety report. Newtown town council has been told the 19th Century building's fire alarm system needs upgrading along ...

Portishead police centre fire: Crane to lift collapsed roof

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  • September 7, 2013
Specialist lifting equipment is being brought in to remove a collapsed roof at a fire-hit police firearms training centre being built in Somerset. Pockets of fire are still burning underneath 10 days after the blaze started at the £16m Black Rock ce...

Bracknell terraced house damaged in major fire

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  • September 7, 2013
A fire which damaged most of a terraced house and a neighbouring property took more than two hours to bring under control, firefighters say. Six appliances were called to a house in Bracknell just after 07:00 BST. Most of the roof and more than half ...

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