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Tycroes house fire and 'explosion' leaves two hurt

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  • August 5, 2014
Two men have been taken to hospital after reports of an explosion causing a house fire in Carmarthenshire. Local residents reported hearing a loud bang from the property in Hafod Road, Tycroes, at 16:20 BST on Monday. Mid and West Wales Fire and Serv...

Two men appear in court after Keith fatal fire incident

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  • August 5, 2014
Two teenagers have appeared in court charged with wilful fireraising over an incident in Moray, after which a woman died. The 62-year-old woman became unwell after being evacuated from the blaze in the early hours of Saturday in Coopers Lane West, Ke...

Justin Hindry guilty of Aylsham showroom arson fraud

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  • August 5, 2014
A former showroom owner has been found guilty of setting fire to his family business as part of an insurance scam. The Aylsham Bathroom and Kitchen Centre was seriously damaged by fire in June 2012. Justin Hindry, of Manor Farm Close, in Drayton, was...

Ferrybridge power station: Fire crews leave site after four days

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  • August 5, 2014
Firefighters have left Ferrybridge C power station near Castleford, West Yorkshire after four days battling a blaze at the site. An investigation is ongoing after the fire, which broke out on Thursday, caused the partial collapse of a tower. All fir...

Man, 63, dies in Walsall bungalow fire

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  • August 5, 2014
A 63-year-old man has died in a fire at a bungalow in Walsall. It happened shortly after 18:30 BST on Sunday, on Brackendale Drive on the Yew Tree Estate. West Midlands Fire Service said the man died from burns and the effects of smoke inhalation. He...

China factory explosion in Jiangsu 'kills at least 68'

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  • August 5, 2014
An explosion at a factory in eastern China has killed at least 68 people, according to Chinese state media. Almost 200 people were injured in the blast in Kunshan, a city in the eastern province of Jiangsu, China's official Xinhua news agency said. P...

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