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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...

Quebec fire home search: Many people still missing

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  • January 26, 2014
Crews recovered two more bodies on the third day of search efforts at a retirement home in Quebec that was destroyed by fire. Ten people are confirmed dead after Thursday's blaze in L'Isle Verte, north-east of Canada's Quebec City. Twenty-two are mis...

Whitley house fire: Man arrested on suspicion of arson

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  • January 26, 2014
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life following a Wiltshire house fire. The fire started in the middle of the night in a row of terraced houses on Eden Grove in Whitley, near Melksham. Police evacuated three other...

Major fire at recycling centre in Dublin

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  • January 26, 2014
Firefighters are tackling a major fire at a recycling centre in Dublin. The blaze started shortly after 03:00 GMT at the Oxigen Recycling Plant in Merrywell industrial estate, Clondalkin. Up to 14 fire service units have been involved in trying to br...

Man's body found in Leyton sports pavilion after fire

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  • January 25, 2014
The body of a man was found after a blaze at a derelict building in east London. The man's body was found in the disused sports pavilion, on Villiers Close, off Church Road, Leyton, when fire crews were called there just before midnight. A London Fir...

Rescuers to resume searching Quebec old-people's home

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  • January 25, 2014
Canadian rescuers will resume their search on Saturday morning for up to 30 old people missing after fire destroyed their retirement home. Officials confirmed that eight people had died in Thursday's blaze, and crews were struggling in temperatures o...

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