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Woman dies in Bristol flat fire

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  • May 18, 2014
A woman has died in a fire in a first-floor flat in the Withywood area of Bristol. Avon Fire and Rescue Service said three fire engines attended to the blaze in Piggott Avenue at about 15:45 BST on Saturday. The woman died at the scene. Her next of k...

Kent firefighters spend night tackling blazes

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  • May 18, 2014
Firefighters from Kent have spent the night battling blazes that broke out in the county and London. Residents had to be evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out in an industrial unit in Tunbridge Wells. Forty firefighters tackled the blaze,...

Woman hit by fire engine in Cowley Road, Oxford

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  • May 18, 2014
A woman was seriously injured when she was hit by a fire engine in Oxford. The woman, in her 50s, was hit in Cowley Road shortly before 16:00 BST. She was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue said the fire eng...

Jewish Aberystwyth holiday block remains over candles

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  • May 18, 2014
A group of Orthodox Jews say they are "very upset" with the continued block on using university housing in Aberystwyth for their annual holidays. The community has rented about 120 houses at an Aberystwyth University-owned student village for 20 year...

Electrical fire strands liner Saga Sapphire off Isle of Mull

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  • May 18, 2014
A cruise liner with 1,008 passengers and crew on board is stranded off the Isle of Mull after an electrical fire. An emergency was declared on the Saga Sapphire when the fire broke out at about 10:00 on Friday, knocking out the ship's power supply. C...

Man rescued from burning cabin cruiser off Aberystwyth

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  • May 18, 2014
A man has been rescued from a cabin cruiser and taken to hospital after the vessel caught fire off Aberystwyth. Part of the town's promenade was taped off for while amid fears a gas canister on board the boat might explode. Flares on the stricken ves...

Bournemouth students flats fire caused by clothing on heater

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  • May 18, 2014
Clothing touching a heater caused a fire in a block of flats housing students in central Bournemouth, the fire service has said. The blaze started in the top floor and spread through the roof of the building in St Peter's Road just after 08:40 BST. F...

Shropshire 999 calls could go outside county in cuts

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  • May 18, 2014
Shropshire's fire chief has claimed he could save £300,000 a year if 999 calls were handled outside the county. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service's control room could merge with Warwickshire Police or Hereford and Worcester fire service. John Redmo...

Easingwold training centre fire after drill goes wrong

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  • May 18, 2014
Firefighters were called to a blaze at their own training centre when an exercise apparently went wrong. Staff noticed smoke coming from the centre in Easingwold, near York, at 16:00 BST on Thursday. Four crews attended the fire, which destroyed the ...

Man dies in house fire at Heol Dinbych, Llanelli

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  • May 18, 2014
A man has died following a fire at a house in Llanelli. Emergency services were called to Heol Dinbych at 16:45 BST on Thursday and found the man in the house but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Formal identification has yet to take place and in...

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