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Leicester fire deaths: Five deny murder charges

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  • January 28, 2014
Five people have denied starting a fire at a Leicester house which killed a mother and her three children. Shehnila Taufiq, 47, and her children Zainab, 19, Bilal, 17, and Jamil, 15, died in the fire in Wood Hill. Shaun Carter, 24, Jackson Powell, 20...

Herbert Street fire: crews battle greenhouse blaze

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  • January 28, 2014
Fire crews are tackling a blaze at three commercial greenhouses in Crewe. A number of residents living near by the premises in Herbert Street have been evacuated. Five crews are at the scene of the fire which is thought to have started shortly after ...

Kings Monkton School in Cardiff evacuated after fire

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  • January 28, 2014
A school in Cardiff has been evacuated following an electrical fire. The blaze was confined to the basement of Kings Monkton School in Roath. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent three fire crews, from Roath, Cardiff Central and Whitchurch, at ab...

Santa Maria fire: Victims' families await justice a year on

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  • January 28, 2014
The BBC's Julia Carneiro reports from Santa Maria, southern Brazil, where a vigil was held overnight to mark the first anniversary of the deadly nightclub fire that killed 242 people last year. It is well past midnight and the hundreds of people gath...

Three people hurt in tower block fire in Whitlawburn

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  • January 28, 2014
Three people have been treated for the effects of smoke inhalation after a fire in a bin chute of a tower block in Whitlawburn, South Lanarkshire. Fire crews were called to the blaze at Bute Tower, on Clifton Terrace, near Cambuslang, at about 21:00 ...

Abingdon house fire: Pensioner aged 93 dies in blaze

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  • January 28, 2014
A 93-year-old man has died in a house fire in Oxfordshire. Fire crews in breathing gear entered the building in Preston Road, Abingdon, after the alarm was raised at about 18:00 GMT on Sunday. Firefighters fought to stop the flames spreading but the ...

CamperUK dealership severely damaged in fire

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  • January 28, 2014
A severe fire at a motorhome dealership has caused the roof to collapse and the walls of the building to buckle. More than 50 firefighters were called to tackle the "significant" blaze at the CamperUK building in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire Fire and R...

Whitley house fire: Man charged with arson

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  • January 28, 2014
A man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following a Wiltshire house fire. The fire started at about 03:30 GMT on Saturday in a row of terraced houses on Eden Grove in Whitley, near Melksham. Wiltshire Police said "extensive dam...

Residents trapped after fire at Doncaster care home

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  • January 28, 2014
Elderly residents have been rescued from their rooms after a fire at a care home in Doncaster. Fire crews rescued four people after the blaze broke out in a bathroom at Oldfield House at about 02:00 GMT. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said t...

Teenagers sought after Barnstaple shopping centre fire

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  • January 28, 2014
Five teenagers are being sought by police after a shop fire in Devon. Officers said they wished to talk to the 14 to 16-year-olds after a shelf with pet food caught fire in the Wilkinson store in Barnstaple at about 16:20 GMT on Saturday. A female me...

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