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Seven people escape Stockton house arson attack

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  • February 15, 2014
Four adults and three children have escaped from a house which was set on fire in an arson attack on Teesside. Cleveland Police said a flammable liquid was thrown at the property in Kingston Road, Stockton. at about 21:00 GMT on Friday. One person wa...

Coleraine: Yoko Bistro and Noodle Bar fire not deliberate say police

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  • February 15, 2014
The police have said they do not believe a fire which destroyed a restaurant in Coleraine on Friday evening was started deliberately. Couples out celebrating Valentine's night had to leave the Yoko Bistro and Noodle Bar when the fire broke out at aro...

Fire breaks out at National Archives in Kew, London

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  • February 15, 2014
A fire has broken out at the National Archives in Kew, home to some of the UK's most important historical documents. Some 20 firefighters are tackling the blaze, which is affecting two disused water towers at the site in Richmond, south-west London. ...

Elderly couple, both 91, rescued from Port Erin fire

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  • February 15, 2014
An elderly couple have been rescued from a "major fire" at their Port Erin home. A spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Service said the 91-year-olds were taken to Noble's Hospital but their condition is "not yet known". Fire crews were called to the bl...

Houghton Regis arson grandfather jailed

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  • February 15, 2014
A man who set fire to a house in Bedfordshire in which he knew his own granddaughter was sleeping has been jailed for 10 years. Krzysztof Jurczykowski, 55, was angry the child had been removed from his daughter's care and was living with the child's ...

'Microwave bag' investigation after fatal Wallasey fire

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  • February 15, 2014
A fatal house fire may have been caused by a microwavable wheat bag used to warm a bed, the fire service said. The body of an 83-year-old woman was found in a bedroom on the first floor of the house, in Village Way, Wallasey, Wirral, at about 04:30 G...

Derbyshire Fire says station closures are a 'last resort'

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  • February 15, 2014
Plans to shut 19 fire stations across Derbyshire and make firefighters redundant to save the fire authority money have been scrapped. The fire authority said it would instead approve new proposals to save the service money. The decision comes after 8...

Two women rescued from house fire in Barry

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  • February 15, 2014
Two women have been rescued from a fire in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan early on Wednesday. Emergency services were called just before 04:00 GMT after the fire broke out in the kitchen of the house in Westward Drive. Firefighters wearing breathing appara...

Gloucestershire fire service appoints Stewart Edgar as chief

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  • February 15, 2014
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service has appointed a new chief fire officer. Stewart Edgar will join the service on 24 February, taking over from Jon Hall who retired last month after four years in the post. Mr Edgar will move to England from the ...

Firefighter Nial Hamilton dies suddenly after tackling car fire in Lurgan

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  • February 15, 2014
A firefighter has died suddenly after he collapsed at the scene of a fire in Lurgan, County Armagh. Nial Hamilton was among firefighters called to deal with a burning car at Deeny Drive in the Kilwilkie estate shortly after 21:30 GMT on Monday. They ...

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