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Leicester fire deaths: Murder probe starts after family killed

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  • September 13, 2013
The deaths of a mother and her three children in a house fire in Leicester are being treated as murder. Detectives are investigating the possibility that the fire was linked to the murder of a man in the city on Thursday. The family's mosque said the...

Russia hospital fire kills 37 in Novgorod region

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  • September 13, 2013
Thirty-seven people have died in a fire that engulfed a psychiatric hospital in north-western Russia, officials say. The blaze occurred in the village of Luka, in Novgorod region. The timber-built hospital housed some 60 people. A nurse who tried to ...

Cornwall fire chief warns budget cuts may force merger

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  • September 13, 2013
Cornwall's chief fire officer has warned a merger with Devon and Somerset's service could be the "only realistic option" to protect services. Des Tidbury said if more than £2m was cut from the fire budget over the next five years, it could jeopardis...

Dozens missing after deadly Russia hospital fire

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  • September 13, 2013
At least six people have died and more than 30 are missing after a fire swept through a psychiatric hospital in north-western Russia, officials say. The blaze occurred in the village of Luka, in Novgorod region. The wooden hospital housed some 60 peo...

Four people die in house fire in Wood Hill, Leicester

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  • September 13, 2013
Four people have died in a house fire in Leicester. Police and firefighters were called to Wood Hill, in the Spinney Hill area of the city, at about 00:35 BST. Police said officers were "unable to rule out" the possibility the fire was linked to the ...

Fire ravages New Jersey boardwalk a year after Sandy

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  • September 13, 2013
A stretch of beachside boardwalk in the US state of New Jersey has been ravaged by fire, just one year after Superstorm Sandy tore through the area. The fire started near an ice cream shop on Thursday afternoon and spread quickly through buildings in...

London Fire Brigade to axe 550 jobs and close 10 stations

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  • September 13, 2013
Plans to shut 10 fire stations and cut 550 firefighters' jobs have been approved by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA). The cuts will save £28.8m over two years and were voted through after months of wrangling. Labour LFEPA mem...

Bishop Auckland man guilty over friend's fire suicide bid

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  • September 13, 2013
A man who helped a suicidal friend set himself alight has been told he faces years behind bars. Kevin Howe gave Stephen Walker a lighter and petrol at his home in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, in May. The 30-year-old suffered 90% burns to his body ...

Southern Isle of Man fire station to cost £1m

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  • September 13, 2013
Plans for a new fire station in the south of the Isle of Man will cost just under £1m, according to the government. Home Affairs has applied for planning permission to build a replacement for the Farrants Way station in Castletown. It is hoped the n...

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