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China mine fire kills 24 in Liaoning

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  • November 29, 2014
At least 24 miners have been killed and 54 injured by an underground fire at a mine in China's north-eastern Liaoning province, state media report.  The mine is operated by the state-owned Liaoning Fuxin Coal Corporation, said the Xinhua news agency...

Alexander Gay jailed over Mauchline dog row party fire

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  • November 29, 2014
A man who set fire to a block of flats in East Ayrshire following a row over his dog has been jailed for 12 years.  Alexander Gay, 45, was convicted of attempting to murder six people over the incident in Mauchline on 1 January. His trial heard how ...

Fatal fire in Leven a 'tragic accident'

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  • November 29, 2014
Police have said a fire at a flat in Fife, in which a person died, appears to have been a "tragic accident" The fire broke out in the ground-floor flat in Baird Crescent, Leven, at about 11:10. Police said they were trying to identify the person foun...

Five children die in Texas house fire

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  • November 29, 2014
Five children have died after a fire destroyed a mobile home in a small town in southern Texas. Fire officials were called to the Edna home of Johnny Hernandez and Annabel Ortiz at 05:00 local time on Tuesday, the Victoria Advocate reports. The town...

Philippines sentences over 1996 Ozone Disco fire

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  • November 29, 2014
Seven Philippine safety officers have been sentenced to jail for corruption over a fire at a night club that killed 162 people in Quezon City in 1996. The officials gave safety permits to the Ozone Disco Club without carrying out checks, the court fo...

Glasgow School of Art blaze: Report says foam canister caused fire

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  • November 29, 2014
An investigation into the fire at Glasgow School of Art has concluded it was caused by flammable gases from a canister of expanding foam. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) report said the gases ignited as they came into contact with the ho...

Kidderminster fire: 'Arson' leaves mother and son critical

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  • November 29, 2014
A mother is critically ill and her young son is seriously ill following a suspected arson attack in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.  Firefighters were called to a flat above shops in Horsefair at about 22:00 GMT on Thursday. They rescued the woman, 2...

Wiltshire narrow boat fire victim named as Jason "Badger" Phillips

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  • November 29, 2014
A man who died in a fire on a narrow boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Wiltshire has been named. Jason "Badger" Phillips, 42, of Hilperton Marsh, Trowbridge, was rescued by firefighters but pronounced dead at the scene.  Wiltshire Police said Mr ...

Port Erin house fire: Edmund Morrison's death 'accidental'

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  • November 29, 2014
A 91-year-old man died from pneumonia in hospital following a fire at his Port Erin home, an inquest has found. Edmund Morrison was rescued from the blaze on Station Road along with his wife on 14 February but he died in hospital two weeks later. Cor...

Leyland school fire: Two boys sentenced for arson

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  • November 29, 2014
Two boys have been sentenced for causing a fire which severely damaged a school in Leyland, Lancashire.  Parts of St Mary's Catholic Technology College were demolished after the blaze on 1 September last year. One of the boys, who is 16, was given a...

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