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£20,000 fine for Maxibrite after workers burnt tackling fire

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  • March 29, 2014
A firm which produces solid fuel briquettes has been fined £20,000 after two workers suffered burns at a factory in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) took Maxibrite Ltd to court following the 2012 incident in Llantrisant. Pont...

Three boys arrested after Horley flats fire

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  • March 29, 2014
Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire in a block of flats in Surrey. The fire, at the four-storey Elbourne House in Lumley Road, Horley, is thought to have started when a carpet roll was set alight in a stairwell. Surr...

Service in Glasgow remembers Cheapside Street fire disaster

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  • March 29, 2014
A memorial service has been held at Glasgow Necropolis to mark the 54th anniversary of a whisky bond blaze in the city which killed 19 firefighters. The Cheapside Street fire, on 28 March 1960, was the worst peacetime tragedy to affect the British fi...

Eurostar evacuated at Ebbsfleet after engine fire

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  • March 29, 2014
Passengers had to be evacuated from a number of carriages on a Eurostar service after smoke was seen coming from the train. Five fire engines were sent to Ebbsfleet station in Kent because of an electrical fire in the train's motor room, which starte...

Large fire at recycling centre on outskirts of Cardiff

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  • March 28, 2014
More than 50 firefighters are tackling a large blaze involving 10,000 tonnes of waste material at a recycling centre on the outskirts of Cardiff. The incident at the Atlantic Waste Management site in Newton Road, near Rumney, began at 01:30 GMT on Fr...

London high-rise residents 'lack escape plans'

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  • March 28, 2014
About 760,000 people living in London's high-rise flats are at risk in fires because they do not have an escape plan, a report has found. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said 50% of residents would leave their home if a fire was somewhere else in the block...

British man dies after Caribbean yacht fire

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  • March 28, 2014
Police in the Caribbean are investigating the death of a British man who was found near a burning yacht. Police in St Vincent and the Grenadines said John Edward Garner was found on a life raft with leg and head injuries by coastguards investigating ...

Washington mudslide death toll to rise 'substantially'

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  • March 28, 2014
The number of fatalities in a mudslide in Washington state will rise "substantially" in the next two days, authorities say. Sixteen bodies have been recovered and another nine bodies have been found but not yet retrieved. Some 90 people remain missin...

Geoffrey Carter murder accused denies flat fire death

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  • March 28, 2014
A woman has denied murdering a man who died after a fire at a flat in Walsall on Christmas Day. Susan Buckley, 57, pleaded not guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court to the murder of Geoffrey Carter. Ms Buckley, of South Street Gardens in Palfrey, Walsa...

Downham Market fire station blaze caused '£2m damage'

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  • March 28, 2014
Damage caused by a blaze at a fire station in Norfolk has been estimated at £2m, the fire service said. Crews were unable to save Downham Market station earlier this month after a fire during the night, which also destroyed a £250,000 force engine...

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