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Pizza box fire spreads to bath in Burntisland

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  • January 24, 2014
Fire crews were called to a flat in Fife after a candle ignited a pizza box which then set fire to a bath. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the male occupant had moved the pizza box into the bathroom in an attempt to extinguish the flames. T...

Fire door lock fears for Stoke-on-Trent council tenants

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  • January 24, 2014
People living in Stoke-on-Trent council flats have been told locks on new fire doors could be changed after tenants said they were worried about security. The new doors replaced those branded "death traps" by some tenantsafter a review last August f...

Three Western Greyhound buses destroyed in 'arson'

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  • January 24, 2014
Three buses have been destroyed in a second suspected arson attack at a Western Greyhound depot in Cornwall. People living nearby raised the alarm after seeing the flames at the depot in Trevecca, Liskeard, at about 06:30 GMT. In May, 35 buses were w...

Snoop Dogg is 'shut down' by firefighters in Australia

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  • January 24, 2014
Snoop Dogg posted pictures of himself with firefighters in Australia after they attended a call-out at his hotel. The rapper put pictures of him and the firemen on his Instagram account, with the caption "Fire dept shut it down!" Some reports suggest...

Gainsborough fire death treated as murder by police

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  • January 24, 2014
Police are treating the previously unexplained death of a man in Lincolnshire as murder. Officers found the body of Ivans Zdanovics at a house in Etherington Street, Gainsborough, on Friday. Lincolnshire Police said at some point before the 24-year-o...

London fires drop by 64% in a decade according to brigade

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  • January 24, 2014
The number of fires in London have fallen by 64% in the last 10 years, according to latest figures. London Fire Brigade said last year there were about 56 fires each day, while in 2003-04 there were about 157 fires a day. The brigade added that six b...

Deadly fire at L'Isle-Verte home for the elderly

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  • January 24, 2014
As many as 31 elderly Canadians are unaccounted for and five are confirmed dead after a fire destroyed an old people's home in Quebec. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said there was little doubt the loss of life at Residence du Havre in L'Isle-Verte wo...

West Belfast: Firefighters attacked and equipment stolen

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  • January 24, 2014
Important items of equipment were stolen from a fire engine responding to a call in west Belfast on Wednesday evening. Firefighters also came under attack from youths throwing missiles. A collector head, a suction wrench, and T-bar were taken from th...

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