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Glasgow School of Art: New fire prevention system was due to be fitted

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  • May 26, 2014
Glasgow School of Art, which was severely damaged by fire, has revealed that a new fire suppression system was due to be fitted in the Mackintosh building over the summer. The school said it was "tragically ironic", but said there was no way of knowi...

Large fire at Fakenham factory shop destroys buildings

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  • May 26, 2014
A large blaze has destroyed a factory shop and damaged several other buildings in a Norfolk town centre. One hundred firefighters tackled the fire at its height in Fakenham's Market Square after it began at 10:15 BST. Eyewitness Andy Hogan said he sa...

Woman seriously injured jumping from Hastings house fire

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  • May 26, 2014
A woman was seriously injured when she jumped from a burning building in the Sussex town of Hastings. A number of people have been left homeless after the fire overnight in a row of terraced houses. The blaze at the properties in Marine Parade in the...

Barnsley woman rescued after wheelie bin arson attack

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  • May 25, 2014
An elderly woman has been rescued from a fire at a house in Barnsley after a wheelie bin was set alight in a suspected arson attack. Emergency services were called to the property on York Street, Cudworth, at 03:45 BST on Thursday. The woman suffered...

Lima 1964: The world's worst stadium disaster

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  • May 25, 2014
The world's worst stadium disaster occurred exactly 50 years ago in the Peruvian capital Lima. More than 300 people died - but the full story has never been told, and possibly never will be. "The police didn't let their dogs loose but they did let th...

Glasgow School of Art: Fire crews battle to save building

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  • May 25, 2014
Firefighters are continuing to fight a major blaze at the A-listed Glasgow School of Art - one of Scotland's most iconic buildings. Eyewitnesses said the fire appeared to have started when a projector exploded in the basement of the Charles Rennie Ma...

Teesside patient set on fire during hospital operation

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  • May 25, 2014
A Teesside hospital is investigating how a patient's stomach was seriously burned during a routine operation. Paul Hill, 43, said alcohol-based steriliser had burst into flames while he was in theatre at the University Hospital of North Tees in Stock...

Concerns over number of on-call firemen in parts of Scotland

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  • May 23, 2014
Concerns over the provision of on-call firefighters in parts of Scotland have been raised in a report into the single fire service. Staff in some areas expressed concerns about the difficulties in providing round-the-clock cover. The report by HM Fi...

US fire engine narrowly avoids blazing bus

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  • May 23, 2014
A fire crew has had a narrow escape after a blazing school bus started rolling towards its truck in Minnesota, US. Earlier, the driver of the empty bus pulled over on the Maplewood highway after smelling smoke. He escaped unharmed. A bystander who f...

Liverpool fire: 'Mother killed Jai Joshi over custody'

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  • May 23, 2014
A mother deliberately started the fire that killed her four-year-old son following a custody battle, the boy's father has claimed. Both Jamna Joshi, 40, and Moksha Jai Joshi, known as Jai, died in the blaze in Moscow Drive, Liverpool, on 8 May. Pares...

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