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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...

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