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Newry house fire 'not suspicious' say police

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  • January 13, 2014
A fire at a house in Newry, County Down, in which a woman from Birmingham died, is no longer being treated as suspicious, police have said. The fire, at Georges Lane, was reported at about 23:00 GMT on Saturday. "There is no evidence to suggest at th...

Thrunton carpet warehouse fire 'out in three weeks'

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  • January 13, 2014
A fire that started at a Northumberland carpet recycling plant more than four months ago could be extinguished in three weeks, the council has said. The blaze broke out at the site in Thrunton in September, and the council now estimates that about tw...

Plans to modernise the island's fire service announced

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  • January 13, 2014
Isle of Man residents are being consulted about plans to modernise Fire and Rescue Service legislation. The Department of Home Affairs wants to introduce a new bill to replace current legislation which dates back to 1975. Juan Watterson MHK said it w...

Fire-fighting system at burned ancient Tibetan town 'shut off'

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  • January 13, 2014
The fire-fighting system in an ancient Tibetan town in Shangri-La county which was destroyed by a blaze was shut off at the time, Chinese officials say. The equipment was closed down to prevent pipes from bursting in below-freezing temperatures, the ...

Woman's body is found after Georges Lane, Newry, fire

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  • January 13, 2014
A woman has been found dead following a fire at a house in Newry. Police are treating the fire, at Georges Lane in the city, as suspicious. It was reported to them just after 23:05 GMT on Saturday. The woman's body was found in the house. No details ...

Man's body found in Eastbourne house fire

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  • January 13, 2014
A man has died in a house fire in Sussex. The body of the 60-year-old man was discovered by fire crews when they entered the property in Salehurst Road in Eastbourne. The blaze, which is thought to have started in the kitchen, was reported at about 2...

Fire at Oughtibridge refrigeration business 'was arson'

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  • January 13, 2014
A fire at a refrigeration plant which spread to 10 vehicles and caused explosions is believed to have been started deliberately. Fire crews were called to the blaze at Samples Express on Oughtibridge Lane, north of Sheffield, at 03:30 GMT following l...

Fire ravages ancient Tibetan town

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  • January 13, 2014
Fire has severely damaged an ancient Tibetan town in south-western China. Nearly 300 mostly wooden houses were destroyed in the blaze in Dukezong in Shangri-La county, in Yunnan province. Officials say more than 2,600 people have lost their homes in ...

Blaze breaks out in Portsmouth's naval dockyard

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  • January 13, 2014
A fire has destroyed an office at Portsmouth's naval dockyard. Fire crews were called to the base just before 22:00 GMT on Friday following the blaze in the building. Crews worked overnight to stop the fire - in the roof and first floor - from spread...

Inquest for Bromsgrove fire victim Kelvin Curtis

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  • January 13, 2014
An inquest has been opened into the death of a man in a fire at his home in Worcestershire. Kelvin Curtis, 46, was confirmed dead at the scene of the blaze in Bishop Hall Crescent in the Charford area of Bromsgrove on Tuesday evening. Hereford and Wo...

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