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'Poisonous gas' warning over Newport Pagnell warehouse fire

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  • January 16, 2014
People living near a warehouse fire in Newport Pagnell have been told to stay indoors because of the risk from "poisonous gases". About 60 firefighters were called to the Liebherr Refrigeration premises at Renny Park Road, close to junction 14 of the...

Lowestoft ship fire: Skipper says crew lucky to be alive

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  • January 16, 2014
A captain of a catamaran which caught fire and sank off the Suffolk coast has said the crew are lucky to be alive. Three crewmen from the ECC Topaz were rescued from a life raft about 10 miles from Lowestoft on Tuesday. Mick Latham, skipper for the E...

Australia heatwave prompts fire alerts

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  • January 16, 2014
  South-east Australia has been hit with extreme hot weather, with temperatures of over 40C (104F) in some areas, and several bushfire warnings in place. In Victoria, lightning strikes sparked more than 250 fires on Tuesday night, fire authorities s...

More than 2,000 chickens die in fire at Brodie in Moray

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  • January 16, 2014
More than 2,000 chickens have died after a fire at a farm in Moray. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called out to the Brodie area of Forres on Tuesday evening. The building, which contained propane gas cylinders, was "well alight" by the tim...

Terry Davies arson death: New clues in Littlehampton inquiry

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  • January 16, 2014
A fire in West Sussex in which a man was killed could be linked to a nearby incident involving the same accelerant and a separate car fire, police say. Terry Davies, 24, died in the blaze at the flats in South Terrace, Littlehampton, on 12 September ...

Crew rescued from boat fire at sea off Lowestoft

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  • January 16, 2014
Three crewmen were winched to safety by a rescue helicopter when their boat caught fire at sea. The men had abandoned the ECC Topaz and managed to get into a life raft after the fire took hold about 10 miles off the coast at Lowestoft, Suffolk. A hel...

China shoe factory fire kills 16

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  • January 16, 2014
At least 16 people have been killed in a fire at a shoe factory in eastern China, state media report. China's CCTV broadcaster says another 20 people were rescued from the Dadong factory in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province. It took firefighte...

Explosions at G and P battery recycling site in Darlaston

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  • January 16, 2014
A fire has caused explosions at a battery recycling centre in the West Midlands, the fire service has said. The blaze at G and P Batteries Limited on the Crescent Works Industrial Estate in Willenhall Road, Darlaston, broke out at about 01:20 GMT on ...

Gravesend woman injured and pets die in fire

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  • January 16, 2014
A pregnant woman has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire that killed several family pets. The woman was not at home when the fire started in the lounge of the first floor flat in St Alban's Close, Gravesend, on Monday....

Firefighter's Guildford Stone Age flints lead to major find

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  • January 16, 2014
A firefighter who found Stone Age flints at the fire station he worked at 40 years ago says he is "thrilled" that find has now led to a nationally-important archaeological discovery. Ron Shettle, 88, first spotted the flints while working there decad...

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