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Dagenham Christmas Day flat fire investigated

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  • December 26, 2013
An investigation has begun into a fire at a London flat on Christmas Day. Four adults and two children left the seventh floor flat in Vicarage Road in Dagenham, Barking, before fire crews arrived. Six fire engines and 35 firefighters attended and led...

Wythenshawe autistic boy's sensory room destroyed in arson attack

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  • December 26, 2013
A "cowardly" arson attack on Christmas Day has wrecked a sensory room built as a present for an autistic boy. Fiona and Wesley Ratcliff, from Culmere Road in Wythenshawe, spent two weeks turning the garden room into a space for their seven-year-old s...

Woman, 83, dies after Christmas Day house fire

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  • December 26, 2013
An 83-year-old woman has died in a Christmas Day house fire in the east end of Glasgow. The alarm was raised at the property in Hermiston Road in the Springboig area at 20:35 on Wednesday. Firefighters found Mary McConnell inside the house and she wa...

Derby flats fire sparks evacuation

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  • December 26, 2013
Four people have been arrested on suspicion of setting light to a mattress in the stairwell of a block of flats in Derby. About 20 firefighters were called to the fire at Mohan Court on Warner Street at about 18:20 GMT on Wednesday. No-one was seriou...

Arson blamed for Digbeth fire that started in shisha lounge

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  • December 26, 2013
Two people were hurt leaping from a first floor window when a fire ripped through flats and businesses in Birmingham on Christmas Day. Eleven others were evacuated from the buildings after the fire started in a shisha lounge in High Street, Deritend,...

Man dies in Liverpool flat fire

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  • December 26, 2013
A man in his 40s has died after a fire at a flat in Liverpool, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service has said. The fire, which took two hours to extinguish, broke out at about 01:30 GMT on Rocky Lane in Tuebrook. The man was taken to hospital after bein...

Fire damages at former Reading University halls Bulmershe Court

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  • December 26, 2013
A fire has damaged a hall of residence recently sold by the University of Reading. The blaze, at the Bulmershe Court Campus in Woodlands Avenue, Woodley, started on Tuesday evening. Prince Gibril, 36, who works as a security guard on site, said: "I s...

Rebuilding lives after Australia bushfires

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  • December 26, 2013
Among the contorted metal and charred remains of what were once proud family homes, tiny green shoots are starting to emerge from the blackened soil of the fire-hit Blue Mountains in eastern Australia. In October, three large blazes devoured vast are...

Kent fire crews refrain from strike amid flooding

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  • December 26, 2013
Firefighters decided not to take part in a strike on Christmas Eve after flooding in Kent was declared a "major incident". Crews had been due to go on strike from 19:00 to 00:00 GMT but their union said its members had been recalled. Kent fire servic...

Firefighters to strike on Christmas Eve over pensions

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  • December 26, 2013
Fire services across Wales have prepared for a "challenging" five-hour strike by crews on Christmas Eve as the dispute over pension changes continues. Firefighters walked out at 19:00 GMT to return at midnight but senior officers said they had contin...

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