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Woman, 26, charged over suspicious house fire in Drogheda

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  • August 23, 2014
A 26-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a suspicious house fire in the Republic of Ireland that left a woman in her 70s seriously injured. The pensioner was asleep in the house at Cord Road, Drogheda, County Louth, when the fire start...

Two Derbyshire firefighters injured in Chelmorton road crash

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  • August 23, 2014
Two firefighters were injured when the fire engine they were in left the road while responding to a call in Derbyshire. The two men were not seriously hurt when the vehicle overturned on Old Coal Pit Lane in Chelmorton at noon on Monday, a fire servi...

Westcliff gas main fire leads to evacuation and arrest

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  • August 23, 2014
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a gas main supplying a Tesco store and 15 flats was set on fire in a "potentially deadly" attack. An area around London Road in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, was evacuated early on Monday by emergency se...

Fire at laundry on Ilfracombe industrial estate

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  • August 23, 2014
Firefighters have put out a blaze at a laundry on an industrial estate in north Devon. Four crews were called to R&L Laundry at Mullacott Cross, Ilfracombe, just after 06:15 BST after a member of staff reported smoke inside the single-storey buil...

Six people rescued from Skegness flat fire

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  • August 23, 2014
Six people were rescued from a flat in a Lincolnshire town after a fire on Saturday afternoon. Five of the victims were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation after the fire at the property on Lancaster Avenue in Skegness. One man was taken to Bos...

Environment Agency takes over Swindon recycling centre fire clean up

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  • August 17, 2014
The Environment Agency has said it will take over the clean up operation at a recycling site in Swindon, which has been on fire for nearly a month. Averies in Marshgate, was ordered to remove 3,000 tonnes of waste in order for the fire to be finally ...

Drogheda house fire: Woman in 70s in 'serious' condition

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  • August 17, 2014
A woman in her 70s is believed to be in a serious condition in hospital after a house fire in Drogheda, County Louth. It is understood the woman was asleep when the blaze broke out at her home on the Cord Road at about 01:00 BST on Saturday. A man in...

Teenagers 'tried to set boy on fire' in Ardoyne

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  • August 17, 2014
A mother has claimed a gang of teenagers tried to set her 13-year-old son on fire in north Belfast. Adele Russell told the Belfast Telegraph the gang poured "flammable liquid" on his back and set it alight, while filming the attack. She said it hap...

Four treated for smoke inhalation after house fire

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  • August 17, 2014
Four people were taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation after a house fire at Llanfyllin, Powys. Mid and West Wales Fire Service sent crews from Welshpool and Llanfyllin to deal with the blaze which came from a kitchen cooker shortly be...

Man rescued from flat fire in Pontypool, Torfaen

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  • August 17, 2014
A man has been rescued from a fire at a town centre flat in Torfaen. Fifty firefighters were called to the blaze in Commercial Street, Pontypool, at about 01:15 BST on Friday. The rescued man was treated for the effects of smoke and a search confirme...

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