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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...

Warning after charging laptop sparks Falkirk house fire

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  • January 7, 2015
The fire service has issued a warning after a laptop left charging unattended sparked a house fire in Falkirk. Crews were called to Gairdock Drive in Carronshore at 12:40 on Tuesday after the fire broke out in a bedroom. Firefighters wearing breathin...

Woman 'sets herself on fire' at Clydebank police station

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  • January 7, 2015
A police office in West Dunbartonshire has been closed to the public after a woman apparently set herself on fire in the reception area. Police said she was injured in the public area of the station, in Montrose Street, Clydebank, at about 09:55. The...

Fire engine crashes into Canary Wharf building

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  • January 7, 2015
A fire engine has crashed into a building in London's Canary Wharf, leaving three members of its crew injured. The emergency vehicle from Poplar was travelling towards reports of a fire on Churchill Place in Canary Wharf. It was subsequently found to...

Walsall house fire murder attempt CCTV released

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  • January 7, 2015
Footage showing the moment a spurned lover attempted to kill his former partner by setting fire to her home has been released. Gary Griffiths, 44, from Brownhills, bought five litres of petrol at a local filling station before pouring it through the...

Two people hurt in house fire in Heath, Cardiff

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  • January 7, 2015
Two people have been treated for the effects of smoke inhalation after a serious house fire in Cardiff. Firefighters were called to the property in Heathwood Road at 18:44 GMT after the blaze broke out in an upstairs bedroom. Crews from Cardiff Centr...

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