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Canadian freight train derails and catches fire

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  • October 9, 2014
A train derailed in Canada on Tuesday causing some of the hazardous material it was carrying to set on fire. The train was travelling from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan when the accident happened. Vicky Hurst reports See Video Repor...

'Small fire' dealt with at Dounreay nuclear site in Caithness

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  • October 9, 2014
A small fire broke out in part of Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor facility in the early hours of Tuesday. Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) said the alarm was raised at 01:30. The Caithness site's fire brigade extinguished the blaze in the P...

Woman in Great Yarmouth 'killed before fire started'

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  • October 9, 2014
A woman whose body was found following a fire at a house in Norfolk had been killed before the blaze was started, police have said. The woman, believed to be in her mid-30s, was found on the ground floor of the house in Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth...

Derby telephone exchange fire cuts service to thousands

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  • October 9, 2014
An early-morning fire at a telephone exchange in Derby cut service to tens of thousands of BT customers. Equipment and cabling on the first floor of the city's main exchange on Colyear Street were damaged in the blaze. BT spokesman Paul Hayward said ...

Cody the dog: Man jailed for setting pet on fire

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  • October 9, 2014
A County Antrim man who set fire to a dog has been jailed for 10 months.  Cody, a three-year-old collie, had to be put down after being doused in accelerant and set alight in 2012. Andrew Richard Stewart, 23, from Wellington Parks, Maghaberry, will ...

'Deadly fire' at Iran military explosives facility

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  • October 9, 2014
A fire and explosion at a military explosives facility near the Iranian capital Tehran has left at least two people dead, reports say. The semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (Isna) said the fire was in an "explosive materials production unit"...

Nottinghamshire fire engine drivers at fault in 90% of crashes, study shows

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  • October 9, 2014
About 90% of "blue light" accidents involving fire crews were the fault of the engine driver, according to a local authority study. The fire engine driver was at fault in 79% of accidents under normal conditions, the study also found. Nottinghamshire...

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