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Sheffield house fire: Two women and three children killed

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  • April 28, 2014
Five people, including three young children, have died in a house fire in Sheffield. South Yorkshire Fire Service said two women also died in the fire at a house on Wake Road, in Sharrow. A 999 call was received at 00:15 BST and fire, ambulance and p...

Fire kills eight at Russia drug rehab centre

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  • April 28, 2014
Eight people have been killed after fire swept through a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts in Russia's eastern Altai region, officials say. Six people were injured in the Chisty List centre near the Krasilovo lake. The officials say the blaze ca...

Simulated plane crash tackled in London emergency service exercise

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  • April 28, 2014
Emergency crews have been tackling a simulated plane crash in east London as part of an exercise. More than 200 staff from London Fire Brigade, Specialist Urban Search and Rescue teams, Scotland Yard and London Ambulance Service, are involved. A "cra...

Caldicot school fire 'clear case of arson'

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  • April 28, 2014
Firefighters say a blaze at a Monmouthshire comprehensive school was a "clear act of arson". Crews were called to Caldicot School at 08:15 BST on Saturday after staff arriving at the neighbouring leisure centre raised the alarm. The fire was confined...

Bradford City football stadium blaze surgeon honoured

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  • April 28, 2014
It is nearly three decades since a fire swept through Bradford City's Valley Parade ground, killing 56 people and injuring hundreds more. And yet a pioneering burns research unit set up in its aftermath and funded largely by donations continues to th...

Wokingham station building has 'serious structural problems'

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  • April 28, 2014
A two-year-old fire station in Berkshire, built at a cost of £1.5m, has "serious structural problems", it has been revealed. The base for Wokingham crews was built in 2011 but the concrete floor of the engine bay is said to have cracks in it and the...

Firefighters to stage fresh strikes over pensions row

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  • April 25, 2014
Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage strikes on 2, 3 and 4 May over a long-running pensions row, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. A statement on the FBU's website accused the government of "burying its head in the sand". The union h...

Firefighters among seven hurt in Forres silo explosion

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  • April 25, 2014
Seven people - including firefighters - have been injured after a fire and explosion at an industrial estate in Moray. Emergency services were called to the incident involving a wood dust storage silo at James Jones and sons sawmill in Forres. One pe...

Leicester woman's 'shock' as 'e-cig explodes' in car

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  • April 25, 2014
A Leicester woman claims her e-cigarette and car charger adapter exploded while it was recharging, creating a "two-foot flame". Kim Taylor, from the Aylestone area, believes the fire started because she used a different make of adapter. She said ther...

M25 in Hertfordshire closed by lorry fire

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  • April 25, 2014
The M25 in Hertfordshire is blocked in both directions after an articulated lorry caught fire on the anti-clockwise carriageway, police said. The blaze started just after midday between junctions 22 for the A1081 and 21A for the A405 near St Albans. ...

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