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Battersea tower block fire: 18 rescued from blaze

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  • September 23, 2014
Eighteen people were rescued by firefighters after a blaze broke out in a tower block in south London. London Fire Brigade said it sent 80 firefighters and 12 fire engines to the fourth floor of the high-rise block on Ingrave Street in Battersea afte...

Wednesfield High School fire suspected arson

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  • September 23, 2014
A former school building has suffered "extensive damage" in a fire believed to have been started by arsonists. Twenty firefighters tackled the blaze at the disused Wednesfield High School after being called at about 18:00 BST on Sunday. A Wolverhampt...

Sheffield wedding reception venue catches fire

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  • September 23, 2014
More than 200 wedding guests had to be evacuated when a fire broke out at a reception venue. The fire started in the kitchen and quickly spread to the roof of the Arooj restaurant on Attercliffe Road, Sheffield on Saturday. About 30 firefighters tack...

Hornsea house dogs blaze deaths not suspicious, police say

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  • September 23, 2014
The cause of a house fire in East Yorkshire that killed 22 dogs in their cages, was not suspicious, police said. The Staffordshire bull terriers were owned by breeders Steve and Amanda Hart who returned to their home in Graingers Road, Hornsea, to fi...

Large fire at Southview Leisure Park in Skegness

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  • September 23, 2014
A large fire has caused severe damage at a holiday park featured in the BBC television documentary, My £9.50 Holiday. Firefighters were called to Southview Leisure Park in Skegness, Lincolnshire, at about 14:15 BST. The fire was in the leisure compl...

Councillors vote to investigate closing Swindon fire-hit recycling site

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  • September 23, 2014
Councillors have voted unanimously to pursue "all legal avenues" to close a Swindon recycling centre, following a two month fire at the site. The blaze began at Averies Recycling on 21 July and was put out on Monday. About 3,000 tonnes of waste had t...

Averies fire extinguished after two months

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  • September 23, 2014
A waste fire that has been burning for two months at a Swindon recycling plant has been extinguished. The blaze began at Averies Recycling on 21 July but efforts to put out the burning waste stack were hampered by compacted rubbish preventing access....

Pensioner dies following house fire in Burnbank

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  • September 14, 2014
A pensioner has died following a house fire in Hamilton. The man, thought to have been 77, was rescued from the blaze in George Court, in the Burnbank area, but died later in hospital. Firefighters were called to the scene just before 18:55 on Tuesda...

Fire crews attend chemical incident near Edinburgh Airport

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  • September 14, 2014
Firefighters have been tackling a chemical incident near Edinburgh Airport. The alarm was raised at about noon at the UPS base on Turnhouse Road. A propane cylinder had caused a gas cloud inside the building which firefighters managed to vent without...

Manchester Dogs' Home fire: Teenager is given bail

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  • September 14, 2014
A 15-year-old boy has been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of starting the Manchester Dogs' Home fire. The blaze, which was tackled by more than 30 firefighters, killed about 60 animals, police have said. More than 150 dogs were rescued from...

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