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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...

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