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Woman dies after fire at Edinburgh's Western General

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  • January 18, 2015
A woman has died after a fire at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.  Crews were called to the scene after the blaze broke out in the Royal Victoria building at about 02:28. Firefighters helped move fourteen patients from the affected ward to...

Oxfordshire arson spree: Fire guts council building

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  • January 18, 2015
A huge fire engulfed council offices in Oxfordshire during a spate of suspected arson attacks involving gas canisters that badly damaged two other buildings. A man has been arrested over the three blazes, which also damaged a funeral parlour and a th...

South Oxfordshire District Council building on fire

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  • January 15, 2015
A "major" fire has broken out at council offices in Oxfordshire. Crews from Oxfordshire and Berkshire were called to the South Oxfordshire District Council building in Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, at 03:15 GMT.  Council leader John Cotton said: "...

Fire at garden furniture factory in Leek

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  • January 15, 2015
More than thirty firefighters have tackled a blaze at a factory in Staffordshire. Firefighters were called to Breeze House on the Barnfield Road Industrial Estate in Leek at 04:10 GMT. The fire service said no-one was thought to be in the factory, wh...

Man jailed over Duns supermarket fire

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  • January 15, 2015
A man has been jailed for two years after he admitted starting a fire at a Co-op supermarket in the Borders.  Robert Stewart, 43, committed the offence in his home town of Duns in September last year. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard how police spotted...

Man dies in Norfolk house fire

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  • January 13, 2015
A man has died in a house fire in Norfolk. The body of the man was discovered inside a property after firefighters were called to The Green in Shipdham at about 18:00 GMT on Sunday. The death is being treated as unexplained while an investigation is ...

Person taken to hospital after fire in Llandaff, Cardiff

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  • January 13, 2015
A person has been taken to hospital following a fire at a house in Cardiff. Crews from Whitchurch and Ely attended the blaze at the property on Cardiff Road, Llandaff, at about 08:30 GMT on Monday. The fire was in a first floor bedroom, a spokesman f...

Woman dies after 'candle starts fire' in Lochend house

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  • January 13, 2015
A woman in her 60s has died following a fire in a house near Inverness. It is understood that Friday night's blaze in Lochend may have been caused by a candle during a power cut caused by stormy weather. The woman along with two men had got themselve...

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...

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