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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...

Firefighters tackle Aberdeen esplanade blaze at Jimmy Chung's

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  • February 21, 2014
More than 60 firefighters tackled a major blaze on the beach esplanade in Aberdeen. Eight crews were sent to the fire in the basement of Jimmy Chung's restaurant at about 04:20. That number later increased to 10. Flames destroyed the roof of the buil...

Poole Parkstone Road flats evacuated after 'e-cigarette fire'

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  • February 21, 2014
About 30 people were evacuated from flats in Poole due to a fire which is thought to have been caused by the charging of an electronic cigarette. It took more than 40 firefighters to tackle the blaze which started at about 09:30 GMT on the ninth floo...

Felixstowe fire station cuts opposed by town council and petitioners

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  • February 21, 2014
Proposals to get rid of all full-time firefighters in Felixstowe have attracted a 450-strong petition opposing them. The town's Labour group said it was concerned about response times as a result of existing cuts given that the town was also increasi...

Perth fire: Resident jumped from top floor flat

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  • February 21, 2014
A man suffered serious injuries after jumping from a burning top floor flat. Firefighters were called to the blaze at St Catherine's Square in Perth at about 23:30 on Tuesday. When they arrived, they were faced with a large fire on the top floor of a...

Man arrested over Stockton house arson attack

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  • February 21, 2014
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after seven people were forced to flee a house blaze on Teesside. Four adults and three children escaped the fire at the property in Kingston Road, Stockton, on Friday. Police said an initial investigatio...

Emergency callouts lowest for years

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  • February 21, 2014
Emergency callouts are at their lowest in over four decades, according to Jersey's Fire and Rescue service. It deals with five fires every week, and a non-fire emergency every day. The service rescues someone from a precarious or life-threatening sit...

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