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Wigan fireman jailed for car blaze insurance fraud

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  • November 26, 2013
A former firefighter, commended for saving a life, has been jailed for five years over an insurance fraud. Anthony Murray, 43, of Orrell, Wigan, earlier admitted torching his BMW behind Skelmersdale fire station where he was the watch manager. He was...

Four rescued after suspicious fire in Perth High Street

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  • November 26, 2013
Three men and a woman have been rescued from the roof of a block of flats after a blaze in Perth High Street. Police said two of the four were treated at Perth Royal Infirmary before being discharged. The fire was reported at about 05:21 on Monday an...

Girl rescued after Edinburgh bin fire attack

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  • November 25, 2013
A young child has been rescued after a wheelie bin was pushed against the door of an Edinburgh house and set on fire. The three-year-old girl was lowered from a window into the arms of bin men who were working in the area. Firefighters arrived a shor...

Death of 81-year-old man in Neath house fire investigated

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  • November 24, 2013
South Wales Police are investigating after an 81-year-old man was found dead after a fire in Neath. Fire fighters were called to the fire at a terraced house near the town centre at 08:00 GMT on Sunday. The man's body was found inside the property in...

Chip pan fire in Caia Park, Wrexham injures pair

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  • November 24, 2013
A man and a woman have been taken to hospital after a chip pan fire in Wrexham, say North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. The woman was being treated for smoke inhalation and the man taken to hospital for a precautionary check. The kitchen was severel...

Housemates rescue elderly woman from Rhiwbina, Cardiff fire

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  • November 24, 2013
An elderly woman was rescued by her housemates after a fire severely damaged a bungalow in Rhiwbina in Cardiff, says the fire service. South Wales Fire and Rescue were alerted to the blaze at the semi-detached home at 17:49 GMT on Saturday. The woman...

Latvia president calls supermarket collapse 'murder'

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  • November 24, 2013
The Latvian president has described the collapse of a supermarket in the capital Riga as "murder". Andris Berzins said many defenceless people had been killed in "our own made disaster", and called for foreign experts to investigate what happened. Fi...

Carlisle furniture shop destroyed by fire

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  • November 24, 2013
A fire which destroyed a furniture shop in Carlisle may have been started deliberately, initial findings have suggested. The blaze, at Harveys on Crown Street, began just after 01:00 GMT, and led to a number of city centre road closures. At its heigh...

Man and children rescued from Linlithgow fire

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  • November 24, 2013
A man and two girls, aged two and four, have been rescued by firefighters from a smoke-filled home in West Lothian. A fire broke out in a building in Linlithgow just after 01:00. Six men living in neighbouring properties at New Well Wynd managed to e...

Chivenor car compound fire 'destroys fleet'

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  • November 24, 2013
A large fire at a family-run business which specialises in commercial vehicles has destroyed 14 cars and 19 minibuses. About 20 firefighters tackled the blaze on the Chivenor Business Park, near Barnstaple, north Devon at 04:00 GMT. The "distraught" ...

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