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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...

John Brown jailed for life for 16 Keswick arson attacks

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  • March 28, 2014
A man who "traumatised" a Cumbrian town by carrying out a series of arson attacks has been sentenced to life in prison. John Brown, 48, targeted two houses, a pub, cars, caravans and bins in Keswick between March 2011 and January 2013. He was convict...

Man severely burned in Londonderry fire

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  • March 28, 2014
A man who was severely burned in a fire in Londonderry is critically ill in hospital. The fire happened at Jack Allen Court, a sheltered housing facility for the elderly at Hawkin Street. The Fire and Rescue Service were called to the incident just a...

Fire in Chinese underwear factory kills at least 11 people

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  • March 28, 2014
A fire at an underwear factory in southern China has killed at least 11 people and injured 15 more. The cause of the blaze is still being investigated. According to local reports, there have been at least five similar deadly fires in small factories...

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