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US landslide: Rising death toll in Washington state disaster

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  • March 24, 2014
At least eight people have been killed by a huge landslide in the north-western US state of Washington. Rescuers pulled five bodies from the debris on Sunday, adding to three found on Saturday. Officials say there are still a number of people registe...

Six-thousand farm birds killed in farm shed fire

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  • March 24, 2014
More than 6,000 farm birds have been killed in a shed fire in Devon. Fire crews from eight towns and Exeter were called to structure at Rosamondford Farm at Perkins Village, near Exeter, at about 10:35 GMT. The 50m x 20m (165ft by 65ft) shed was dest...

Double decker bus catches fire in Scarborough

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  • March 24, 2014
Fifteen people were evacuated from a double decker bus after it caught fire in Scarborough. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Filey Road on Saturday morning and discovered flames in the rear of the vehicle. The fire caused five s...

Wrexham firefighters tackle Hightown fire

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  • March 23, 2014
A man received treatment for smoke inhalation after a flat fire at Wrexham. Firefighters were called to the home at Percy Road, Hightown, on Saturday afternoon. It is understood the incident was caused by a chip pan fire. Paramedics treated the man a...

Millais School fire investigated as crime

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  • March 23, 2014
A fire which badly damaged the top floor of a girls' school in West Sussex is being treated as a crime. Sussex Police said the fire on Thursday at Millais School in Depot Road, Horsham, was believed to have been started deliberately or recklessly. Th...

New Jersey motel fire kills four and injures eight

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  • March 23, 2014
Four men have been killed by a blaze that devoured a New Jersey motel which was housing people displaced by 2012 storm Sandy. Eight people were injured, three critically, in the fire at the Mariner's Cove Motor Inn. It is not yet known what caused th...

Desertcreat police training college process 'ongoing'

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  • March 21, 2014
The procurement process for building the Police and Fire Training College at Desertcreat is "still live and ongoing", a Stormont committee has been told. However, there is some uncertainty over whether the preferred bidder can meet its tender require...

Penrhyndeudraeth flat fire woman dies after rescue

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  • March 21, 2014
An elderly woman has died following a flat fire in Gwynedd. Firefighters rescued the woman, aged in her 80s, from the home at Penrhyndeudraeth. She was treated at the scene, but died later. A man, also in his 80s, escaped the fire above a chemist's s...

Fire crews tackle Great Orme grass blaze

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  • March 21, 2014
Firefighters say a large grass fire on the west side of the Great Orme in Llandudno was probably started accidentally. Crews from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spent four hours at the scene after the callout at 04:20 GMT on Thursday. They manag...

Asda car fire: Men admit endangering lives in Portlethen blaze

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  • March 21, 2014
Two men have admitted setting fire to a stolen car in an Aberdeenshire supermarket car park while people were still sitting inside. Greg Hatten, 24, poured petrol into the boot and Robert Beattie, 28, lit the fuel at Asda in Portlethen in March last ...

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