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Mexico City gas truck explodes near maternity hospital

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  • January 30, 2015
A gas tank lorry has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby, the city's mayor said. The explosion, on the western edge of Mexico City, was so large that much of the building was destroyed. Offi...

West Cumberland Hospital: Fire destroys part of building

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  • January 30, 2015
Part of a new £90m hospital in Whitehaven has been damaged in a fire. The fire broke out at about 22:45 GMT on Friday at West Cumberland Hospital, destroying the energy building which will supply the hospital's power. North Cumbria University Hospit...

Large animal rescues scrapped in north Wales fire cuts

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  • January 30, 2015
Firefighters in north Wales will stop rescuing large trapped animals from April because it can no longer afford it. National Farmers Union Cymru (NFU) said that unlike farmers, firefighters had the necessary equipment to deal with such emergencies. T...

Edward McArthur admits setting partner on fire in Darlington

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  • January 30, 2015
A man has admitted pouring petrol on his partner then setting her alight and trapping her in a burning flat. Rebecca Major, 32, escaped by smashing a window with a table and jumping from an upstairs window of the flat on Geneva Road, Darlington, last...

Two suffer 'chemical burns' in Rassau Industrial Estate fire

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  • January 30, 2015
Two people had to be taken to hospital with suspected chemical burns following reports of a fire and an explosion on an industrial estate. Emergency crews were called to Sears Seating on Rassau Industrial Estate near Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, at arou...

Arsonist jailed after Stockport bungalow fire

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  • January 30, 2015
A man with a "morbid" obsession with arson has been jailed for seven years after a fire at the home of a wheelchair-bound woman in Stockport. James Bellamy, 21, set fire to a wheelie bin outside the bungalow on Short Street, Heaton Norris, in the ear...

13,000 chickens die in Faceby shed fire

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  • January 30, 2015
About 13,000 chickens died when a fire broke out in a shed in North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said firefighters were called to the scene at Faceby, between Northallerton and Middlesbrough, at about 01:20 GMT. Fire crews from Stokesle...

Fire crew helps to deliver baby in Stonehaven

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  • January 30, 2015
A fire crew helped to deliver a baby in Stonehaven. The Scottish Ambulance Service called in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to help gain access to the house as the mother-to-be was in labour. The head of the baby girl was already showing, and t...

Woman, 89, who died in Sorbie house fire is named

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  • January 30, 2015
Police have named the 89-year-old woman who died in a house fire in Dumfries and Galloway as Mona Stephenson. Neighbours rescued the woman from her home in Sorbie on Monday evening but she died at the scene. Officers from Police Scotland's major inve...

Chichester boarding school damaged in overnight fire

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  • January 30, 2015
A private boarding school in West Sussex has been damaged by fire. A quarter of the pre-prep building at Westbourne House School, Chichester, was affected by the fire at about 22:20 GMT on Tuesday. Flames were seen coming from the roof. The cause of ...

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