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Visitors tried to put out Penarth Leisure Centre's sauna fire

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  • February 24, 2014
Witnesses have told how they saw a fire break out in the sauna of a leisure centre, forcing around 50 people to be evacuated. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to Penarth Leisure Centre, Vale of Glamorgan, at 17:14 GMT on Sunday. Swimmer...

World War One: Hereford theatre fire killed eight at fundraiser

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  • February 24, 2014
During World War One there were thousands of appeals and fundraising events to support soldiers serving at the front. One such event at a theatre in Hereford ended in "a ghastly tragedy" when eight children died after their cotton wool costumes caugh...

Worksop recycling fire: Third blaze in six months

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  • February 24, 2014
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a Nottinghamshire recycling centre which was hit by two other fires within a month last year. The fire started at a storage unit in Shireoaks Road, Worksop, on Sunday morning and was tackled by about 40 crew...

Chemical spill at Dale Farm food factory in Cookstown

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  • February 23, 2014
Firefighters have been called to deal with toxic fumes at a food processing plant in County Tyrone, after factory staff reported a chemical spill. It happened at about 15:40 GMT at a Dale Farm factory in Cookstown. District commander Andy Sinclair, f...

Jersey gardeners save teenager from fire

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  • February 23, 2014
Two gardeners with ladders saved a teenager from a house fire in Jersey. Firemen a fire alarm woke the 19-year-old occupant who became aware of an "inferno" at the house in Rozel. The unnamed teenager tried to get out of his first floor bedroom, but ...

Miami motorway drivers save five-month-old

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  • February 23, 2014
An infant who had stopped breathing has survived after drivers stuck on a Miami motorway rushed to his rescue. Pamela Rauseo, 37, left her vehicle on Miami's Dolphin Expressway on Thursday crying for help as her nephew, Sebastian de la Cruz, turned b...

Seven people injured in Castlemilk flat fire

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  • February 23, 2014
Seven people have been treated for the effects of smoke inhalation after fire broke out in the close of flats in the Castlemilk area of Glasgow. Fire crews were called to the three-storey block in Ardencraig Drive at about 22:20 on Thursday. Three ch...

Blackdown Hall fire was 'caused by electrical fault'

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  • February 21, 2014
A severe fire at an Edwardian apartment block in Leamington Spa was probably caused by an electrical fault, a chief firefighter has said. The blaze at Blackdown Hall started on the first floor of one of the flats at around 13:45 GMT on Wednesday befo...

Iowa city of Northwood evacuated after fertiliser fire

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  • February 21, 2014
Residents of a small town in the US state of Iowa have been evacuated after a fertiliser fire at a local airport released a plume of toxic smoke. At least four of Northwood's roughly 2,000 inhabitants have sought medical treatment. Firefighters fough...

Antrim fire: Two bailed after suspected arson at Tiger Court flats

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  • February 21, 2014
Two men have been released on bail following a suspected arson attack in Antrim. Several people, including three police officers, were treated for smoke inhalation after the blaze at flats in Tiger Court. The fire, which is thought to have been start...

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