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Plan to map Marlborough fire risk under way

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  • September 10, 2014
A survey to stop a repeat of a devastating fire in Marlborough's historical High Street by mapping the roof spaces is under way. In June 1998 flames quickly spread from building to building through the shared roof space. Firefighters are visiting hom...

Bristol flats blaze leaves one man dead

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  • September 10, 2014
A 61-year-old man has died in a fire in a 13-storey block of flats in Bristol, Avon Fire and Rescue has said. Up to 40 firefighters and eight crews tackled the blaze which began on the seventh floor of Carolina House in Dove Street, Kingsdown, at abo...

Sheffield plastics fire: Smoke increases for third day

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  • September 7, 2014
Firefighters have stepped up their operation to put out a huge fire at a disused industrial unit in Sheffield, which has been burning for three days. More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze on Station Road, in Ecclesfield, which started Wednesday...

Sheffield fire destroys industrial unit

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  • September 7, 2014
A huge fire involving 2,000 tonnes of waste plastics has destroyed a disused industrial unit in Sheffield. More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze on Station Road, Ecclesfield, which started just before 22:00 BST on Wednesday, the fire service sa...

Officers probe scene of fatal Kidlington house fire

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  • September 7, 2014
Police and firefighters have continued to investigate the scene of a fatal house fire in Oxfordshire. A man, believed to be in his 50s, was found dead at a property in Wilsdon Way, Kidlington, on Friday in the early afternoon. The death is being trea...

Carryduff house fire: 91-year-old man dies

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  • September 2, 2014
A 91-year-old man has died in a house fire in Carryduff, on the outskirts of Belfast. Fire crews were called to a house off the Hillsborough Road just before 01:00 BST on Tuesday. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but police have said the...

Explosions at Marchwood estate injure firefighters

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  • September 2, 2014
Gas cylinders exploding at an industrial site in Hampshire resulted in five firefighters being injured. Six crews were called to the blaze in Cracknore Hard, Marchwood, Hampshire, on Sunday shortly before 19:30 BST. Four firefighters were treated at ...

Lakes fireworks blast: Two dead were technicians

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  • September 2, 2014
Two people who died in a fireworks explosion in Cumbria were technicians preparing for a wedding party display, the fire brigade said. The bodies of the man and woman were found in a shed where the stored fireworks went up in flames on Saturday. A di...

Paris flats explosion leaves seven dead

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  • September 2, 2014
A seventh body has been recovered after a residential block of flats in Paris was destroyed by an explosion. Authorities have linked the blast to gas and electricity cabling work in the eastern suburb of Rosny-sous-Bois. Another 11 people were hurt i...

Explosions at Marchwood industrial estate fire

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  • September 1, 2014
Explosions were heard at an industrial site in Hampshire when fire caused gas cylinders to blow up. Six crews were called to the blaze in Cracknore Hard, Marchwood, on Sunday shortly before 19:30 BST. Large plumes of smoke could be seen above the bui...

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