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Worcestershire man dies in 'severe' house fire

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  • January 8, 2014
A man has died in a fire at his home in north Worcestershire. Crews were called to an address in Bishop Hall Crescent, Charford, Bromsgrove, at 16:27 GMT on Tuesday, following reports of a "severe fire" on the first floor and in the roof. Fire office...

India train fire kills nine in Maharashtra state

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  • January 8, 2014
At least nine people have died after a fire broke out on a train in India, officials say. The blaze engulfed at least three coaches of the Dehradun Express as it travelled through the western state of Maharashtra. It broke out in a second-class coach...

Kegworth air disaster: Plane crash survivors' stories

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  • January 8, 2014
The Kegworth air disaster in 1989 killed 47 people and left wreckage strewn across the M1. Despite the catastrophic damage it caused, a remarkable number of passengers survived the tragedy 25 years ago. This is their story. Follow the link below to s...

Dozens of former New York police and firemen in 9/11 disability fraud

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  • January 8, 2014
Dozens of US former emergency service workers have been arrested in a sweeping fraud investigation involving federal disability benefits, New York authorities say. Prosecutors say 72 police officers, eight firefighters and five corrections officers a...

Real Crisps fire: Colin Goulding admits factory arson

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  • January 8, 2014
A man has admitted starting a fire which destroyed a crisp factory in Crumlin in September 2012. Colin William Goulding, 30, from Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, pleaded guilty to arson with intent to endanger life at the Real Crisps plant, in Caerphilly...

Man suffers burns in kitchen fire at Irvine home

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  • January 8, 2014
A man is being treated in hospital for burns after a fire broke out in the kitchen of his home in North Ayrshire. Fire crews went to the property on Scott Road, Irvine, following a 999 call at about 17:45 on Monday. Firefighters in breathing apparatu...

Wood-burning stove explodes at Newport house

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  • January 8, 2014
A wood-burning stove has exploded at a house in Newport leaving one person needing hospital treatment. Firefighters were called to the house in Malpas Road in Brynglas just after 19:00 GMT on Monday. The explosion, which happened on the ground floor ...

Man arrested in Chinese consulate fire

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  • January 8, 2014
The FBI has arrested a Chinese national for allegedly setting fire to the Chinese consulate building in San Francisco, damaging the compound. Yan Feng, 39, who lives in a suburb of the city, handed himself in to police on Friday, two days after the f...

Arrest after Burntisland, Fife fire station break-in

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  • January 8, 2014
A 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged by police after a break-in at a fire station. It follows an incident in which the fire station at Burntisland in Fife was entered in the early hours of Friday, 3 January. Keys to a car were taken. The c...

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