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Calmore house fire death ruled an accident by coroner

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  • November 11, 2014
The death of a disabled man in a house fire in Calmore has been ruled an accident by a coroner.  The fire broke out at 08:10 BST on Tuesday 5 August in Yew Tree Cottage in the Drove in Calmore. No cause has been established by the fire brigade. Bren...

County Meath house fire: man and woman found dead

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  • November 11, 2014
A man and a woman have been found dead following a fire at a house near Duleek, County Meath, in the Republic of Ireland. They were discovered at their home at Keenogue on Monday morning. A police spokesman said there was nothing to arouse suspicion ...

Caernarfon flat fire closes Bangor Street

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  • November 11, 2014
A second-floor flat fire led to the closure of a road as firefighters tackle the blaze in Gwynedd. Three fire engines were called to the property at Bangor Street, Caernarfon, at 07:13 GMT on Saturday. There were no reports of injuries, said North Wa...

Fire crews test 'eco-nozzle'

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  • November 7, 2014
Firefighters in Staffordshire are testing a new type of nozzle designed to reduce the amount of water needed to tackle fires. Developed in the county, the nozzle uses just a third of the amount of water typically used by crews. Fire officer Dermot H...

Bonfire Night attacks on fire crews in Keighley

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  • November 7, 2014
Firefighters were attacked by a gang of youths who barricaded a road in Keighley after starting a fire. Up to 30 youths were blocking access to Belgrave Road when firefighters arrived - at the request of police - just before 22:00 GMT on Bonfire Nigh...

Third London bus catches fire in a week

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  • November 7, 2014
A bus has caught alight in south-west London, the third such blaze in a week. London Fire Brigade said it was called to Western Road in Mitcham at 12:26 GMT to reports of a vehicle fire. No passengers required treatment and the fire was out by 13:00....

Youths shoot fireworks at fire crew in Cheylesmore

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  • November 7, 2014
Youths have shot fireworks at firefighters after they were called out to an unattended bonfire. Police searched the area, following the attack at Arundel Road, Cheylesmore, Coventry, at about 20:30 GMT on Wednesday. Nobody was found, West Midlands Po...

Dorset Fire Authority votes for merger

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  • November 5, 2014
Fire chiefs in Dorset have voted in favour a merger between the county's fire authority and that of Wiltshire and Swindon. A full merger - the preferred option considered by the authority - is likely to save Dorset £6m a year by 2017-18, according t...

Warehouse damaged in fire in Blackburn

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  • November 5, 2014
A warehouse in Blackburn has been badly damaged in a fire. About 40 firefighters spent the night tackling the blaze at the building in Birley Street. Forty people were evacuated from a nearby care home to Bangor Street Community Centre while the fire...

Fire on board cargo ship in Warrenpoint Harbour under control

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  • November 5, 2014
A fire onboard a cargo ship docked at Warrenpoint Harbour has been brought under control.  The alarm was raised at 08:25 GMT on Tuesday after 1,000 tonnes of animal feed were found to be overheating.  A specialist marine response team from Belfast ...

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