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Takeaway row sparked Exeter mental health unit arson

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  • May 21, 2014
A patient carried out an arson attack at a psychiatric unit in Devon because was not allowed takeaway meals and fizzy drinks, a court has heard. George Nott, 53, started the fire at the Cedars Unit in Exeter last August, causing the building to be ev...

Two people injured in fire at flats in Parkhead in Glasgow

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  • May 21, 2014
Two people are being treated for slight burns and smoke inhalation after a major fire at flats in Glasgow. The blaze was reported at the block of flats in Belvidere Terrace, in the city's Parkhead area, at about 08:30. The two injured male youths are...

Huge fire at Northfleet Industrial Estate

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  • May 21, 2014
A huge fire at a builders' merchants on an industrial estate in north Kent has been tackled by about 80 firefighters. The blaze at Northfleet Industrial Estate, in Botany Road, Northfleet, began in the early hours, spreading to several lorries and ad...

Manchester firefighter death: Girl, 15, faces arson charge

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  • May 21, 2014
A teenage girl is facing an arson charge after a blaze that claimed the life of a firefighter. The 15-year-old is due in court after the fire at Paul's Hair World in Manchester last July, which left Stephen Hunt, 38, with fatal injuries. Greater Manc...

Dropped cigarette caused fatal Stafford house fire

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  • May 21, 2014
A dropped cigarette caused a house fire which killed a 53-year-old Stafford woman. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze, at a house on Tamar Grove, Western Downs, started after the lit cigarette fell on to a sofa. They said the fire, ...

Fire breaks out at Camden Stables Market, London

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  • May 21, 2014
About 600 people were evacuated after a fire broke out at a market in Camden, north London. Firefighters were called to the Stables Market after the blaze broke out at about 20:00 BST. It was brought under control about two hours later. London Fire B...

Tadley homes evacuated after radioactive canister found

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  • May 21, 2014
Homes in Hampshire were evacuated after a canister containing radioactive material was found in a garden. Hampshire Fire and Rescue was called to Giles Road in Tadley just after 20:30 BST on Sunday after the homeowner discovered the labelled can in a...

Dozens of Colombian children killed in bus fire

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  • May 21, 2014
At least 32 people, almost all children aged 14 or under, died when a bus caught fire in northern Colombia. Eighteen passengers and the driver reportedly managed to escape the blaze. They were returning from an event at an evangelical Christian churc...

Bilsthorpe house fire investigators find body

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  • May 21, 2014
A 29-year-old man has died following a fire in a Nottinghamshire village, police said. Police officers were called to a property in Eastwell Court in Bilsthorpe at 9:55 BST on Saturday where the man's body was found inside. A post-mortem examination ...

Guildford maisonette fire leaves one person dead

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  • May 21, 2014
A person has been found dead at a flat in Surrey following a fire. Firefighters were called to the property in Berberis Close, on the Bellfields Estate, in Guildford, just after 03:00 BST. Four fire engines were used to tackle the blaze following the...

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