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Tyneside fire: Scientist sheds light on blaze 160 years ago

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  • May 22, 2014
A scientist has come up with a new theory about what caused a historic warehouse fire to spread so quickly that it killed more than 50 people who had gathered to see it. Dozens of buildings were destroyed and 53 people killed despite having a river b...

'Racists' blamed for arson attack on Birmingham community centre

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  • May 22, 2014
A community arts group that was targeted by arsonists has said it believes racists were responsible. Ulfah Arts in Highgate Square, Birmingham, said its staff had been receiving "hate emails" for months. West Midlands Fire Service said it suspected t...

'Heavy hoarding' St Albans house fire takes 11 hours to tackle

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  • May 22, 2014
Firefighters spent 11 hours fighting a house blaze after struggling to gain access due to "heavy hoarding". Crews started tackling the fire, in Upper Culver Road, St Albans, just before midnight on Tuesday and left at 11:00 BST after damping down. Th...

Man treated for hand burns following Edinburgh flat fire

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  • May 22, 2014
A man has been treated in hospital for burns to his hands following a fire in his Edinburgh home. The man was injured after he tried to put out the chip pan fire in his first-floor flat in Viewforth. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the fire...

Cheshunt house fire claims life of elderly woman

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  • May 22, 2014
An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Hertfordshire. Neighbouring houses were evacuated when the blaze broke out on the ground floor of the terraced house in Hampden Crescent, Cheshunt. The blaze, which started at about 11:45 BST on Tuesday, w...

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