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Children held over Blue House Farm Community Centre arson

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  • February 18, 2014
Two 12-year-olds have been arrested in connection with a fire at a community centre. Blue House Farm Community Centre and the adjoining social club in Laindon were evacuated after a fire broke out on Sunday afternoon. The fire started in the roof are...

Trapped South African miners refuse to leave pit

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  • February 17, 2014
The operation to rescue illegal gold miners trapped in an abandoned mine in South Africa has been halted overnight. So far 11 miners have been rescued from the shaft near Johannesburg. Other trapped miners refused to leave after discovering they face...

Two taken to hospital after warehouse fire

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  • February 17, 2014
A man and a woman were taken to hospital after a fire at a warehouse in Canning Town, east London. Just under 100 firefighters were called at 23:07 GMT on Saturday to tackle the blaze in a warehouse on Shipman Road. The man sustained burns and the wo...

Surrey firefighter dies on duty

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  • February 17, 2014
Clifford Cox died at Staines fire station on Saturday evening. It is understood he suffered a heart attack in the kitchen. Surrey's chief fire officer Russell Pearson said Mr Cox had served as a firefighter for nearly 25 years. Mr Pearson said it was...

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...

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