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Woman dies in Handsworth house fire

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  • January 12, 2015
A woman has died in a fire at a Birmingham home.  Firefighters attended the blaze in Church Hill Road, Handsworth, after the call at 18:40 GMT on Friday, the fire service said.  "Investigations are still in progress to ascertain the cause but it is...

Northern Ireland house fire deaths down in past year

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  • January 12, 2015
There has been a reduction in the number of accidental house fires and deaths in Northern Ireland. Over the past year, eight people lost their lives, one fewer than the previous year.  The number of fires in homes was down by 43 to a total of 923 fo...

Man in hospital after van and building fire in Hackney

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  • January 12, 2015
A workman has been taken to hospital with serious burns after a van caught fire in east London. The blaze gutted the vehicle and damaged a shop with flats above in Mare Street, Hackney. The injured man, who is in his thirties, was taken to hospital i...

Cows die after lamp starts barn fire in Martinstown

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  • January 12, 2015
Three cows and a calf have died in a barn fire in Dorset. The blaze broke out in the early hours at the dairy farm in Martinstown, near Dorchester, when a defective heat lamp set 12 bales of hay alight. Dorset Fire and Rescue crews were called at 05:...

Latex T-Rex dinosaur destroyed in Coventry fire

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  • January 12, 2015
Two latex dinosaurs, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex, have been destroyed in a fire in Coventry city centre. The animatronic dinosaurs, measuring 6m (19ft) long and 3m (9ft) high, were in the basement of a furniture warehouse on Hill Street where a fir...

University of Nottingham laboratory fire caused by electrical fault, says report

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  • January 12, 2015
A fire that destroyed an unfinished University of Nottingham laboratory was most likely caused by an electrical fault, the fire service has said. The £20m wooden-framed GlaxoSmithKline building, on the Jubilee Campus in Radford, burnt down in Septem...

Woman, 84, dies in fire at ground floor annexe in Fleet

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  • January 12, 2015
An 84-year-old woman has died following a fire at a house in Lincolnshire. The blaze broke out in a ground floor annexe of a property in Weydike Bank, Fleet, near Holbeach, at about 19:30 GMT on Thursday. Three other people were treated for the effec...

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