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Derby flats explosion 'caused by water storage tank'

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  • March 19, 2014
An explosion at a Derby block of flats was caused by pressure building up in a water storage tank, the fire service has said. The blast in a laundry room at Kenneth House on Tuesday resulted in one person being taken to hospital suffering from the ef...

Cotswold Airport fire chief inquest: 'Dangerous cylinders moved'

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  • March 19, 2014
Cotswold Airport's fire services manager died after handling high pressure cylinders which were known to be dangerous, a court has heard. Steven Mills, 45, of Malmesbury, Wiltshire, was killed when one of the canisters exploded on 8 April 2011. Kembl...

Prezzo restaurant blaze in Harrogate 'under control'

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  • March 19, 2014
A blaze which ravaged a restaurant and damaged flats in a North Yorkshire town has been brought under control. Ninety firefighters and 18 fire engines were called to tackle the flames at Prezzo Italian restaurant in Harrogate. Thirteen flats were eva...

Sherston's Rattlebone Inn damaged in overnight blaze

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  • March 19, 2014
Firefighters have spent the day at the scene of a large fire at a 17th Century Wiltshire pub. The fire broke out in the roof of the Rattlebone Inn in Church Street, Sherston, at about 02:30 GMT. Dave Jackham, of Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, said it had...

Two dead in Seattle news helicopter crash near Space Needle

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  • March 19, 2014
Two people aboard a news helicopter were killed when it crashed in central Seattle at the foot of the landmark Space Needle, fire officials have said. The helicopter belonging to broadcaster KOMO went down at about 07:52 local time (14:52 GMT). A man...

Desertcreat police, fire and prison college: Preferred bidder has not withdrawn tender

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  • March 19, 2014
Justice Minister David Ford has said the preferred bidder has not withdrawn its tender for the Desertcreat Police and Fire Training College. The minister said he remained committed to getting the training college in place. Last week, MLAs called fo...

Derbyshire fire service appliance crashes on 999 call

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  • March 19, 2014
A fire engine responding to a 999 call left the road and overturned, injuring the driver, Derbyshire fire service said. A male firefighter had to be airlifted to hospital with suspected head and back injuries after the crash on the A6 on Tuesday. His...

Ill crane driver rescued from 100ft in Aberdeen

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  • March 19, 2014
A crane driver had to be rescued from almost 100ft (30m) after taking ill in Aberdeen. The emergency services were called to the incident at a construction site off Springfield Road after the man suffered chest and arm pains. The Scottish Fire and Re...

DFDS ferry arson accused Boden Hughes in court

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  • March 19, 2014
A man accused of starting a fire on a North Sea ferry is to claim the court has no jurisdiction in his case. Boden George Hughes, 26, faces arson and affray charges after the fire on a DFDS vessel from North Shields to Amsterdam on 28 December. Six p...

Staffordshire PC's fire death caused by cooking

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  • March 19, 2014
A house fire in which a Staffordshire police officer died was started by cooking being left unattended on a hob, the fire service has said. PC David Beech, 30, was found with the bodies of his two dogs on Wyreley Way in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent on Su...

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