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Campaigners oppose Blaina fire station closure plan

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  • November 15, 2013
Campaigners are opposing the proposed closure of a fire station in a community where two firefighters lost their lives 17 years ago. South Wales Fire and Rescue wants to close Blaina fire station in Blaenau Gwent and remove an engine from Cwmbran, To...

Cambridgeshire fire chief's retirement-and-work-return 'unauthorised'

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  • November 15, 2013
Unauthorised rules were used to allow a chief fire officer in Cambridgeshire to retire and then return to work, a government minister said. Fire minister Brandon Lewis said rules used for the "re-engagement" of Graham Stagg were "in draft form" and "...

13 rescued from fire in block of flats

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  • November 15, 2013
Thirteen people, including a one-year-old child, have been rescued from a suspected arson attack at a block of flats in Londonderry. The fire broke out in a communal stairwell at a block of six flats in the Carnhill area of Derry on Friday. Four fire...

Man cautioned over Houses of Parliament fire

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  • November 15, 2013
A man has been given a caution after a small fire at the Palace of Westminster, Metropolitan Police has said. The fire was set in the central London building on 23 July. Police arrested a 32-year-old man on 3 October. He was released on bail, pending...

Teen who set fire to friend in sheep outfit appeals against sentence

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  • November 15, 2013
A teenager is challenging his sentence of 18 months detention for a prank that left a friend requiring extensive skin graft operations. Jamie Mackintosh set fire to a sheep costume worn by Laurie Meddle, 18, at a Halloween fancy dress party for Dingw...

Serious Stromness fire investigated

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  • November 15, 2013
A fire which caused extensive damage to a block of council-owned flats in Orkney is being investigated. Fire crews in Stromness were joined by colleagues from Kirkwall in tackling the Alfred Terrace blaze, which broke out just after midnight. Crews u...

Bus fire in southern India leaves seven dead

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  • November 15, 2013
At least seven people have been killed after a luxury bus they were travelling in caught fire in India's southern state of Karnataka, police said. The bus, carrying more than 40 passengers, was travelling from Bangalore to Mumbai city, when the incid...

Cigarette 'caused fatal house fire' in Armthorpe

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  • November 15, 2013
A house fire which led to an elderly woman's death was a "tragic accident" caused by a cigarette, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has said. The unnamed victim was found by fire crews at the house in Milton Grove, Armthorpe in Doncaster on Tue...

Tassagh fire deaths: Victim 'cried out for her mother'

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  • November 15, 2013
A paramedic has told a murder trial that one of the victims cried out for her mother as he tried to dress her wounds. Lisa McClatchey died days after the house she shared with her boyfriend, Thomas O'Hare, was attacked and burned by a gang of masked ...

Milton Keynes murder probe fire death 'accidental'

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  • November 15, 2013
A woman whose death in a house fire was investigated as a suspected murder was a heavy smoker and "intoxicated", an inquest heard. Dr Kathlyn Henderson, 57, was found dead in the sitting room of her home in St Leger Court, Great Linford, Milton Keyne...

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