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Annaclone farm fire: Search for 82-year-old man to continue

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  • January 4, 2015
An 82-year-old man is still unaccounted for and is feared dead following a fire at his farmhouse in Annaclone in County Down. Emergency services were called to the farm at Ballynafern Road at about 07:20 GMT on Saturday.  It is understood part of th...

Westcliff-on-Sea house fire: Arson investigation launched

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  • January 4, 2015
A serious house fire which destroyed a three-storey home in Essex is being treated as arson by police. Firefighters were called to the "well-developed fire" in the detached property on the corner of Kings Road and Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, ...

Southend airport plane fire: Blue Islands flight in emergency landing

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  • January 4, 2015
A plane flying from Jersey to London City Airport was forced to make an emergency landing after fears one of its engines was on fire. Firefighters were called to London Southend Airport at 08:30 GMT after the on-board crew reported a possible blaze ...

Man and woman die in New Year's Eve house fire

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  • January 2, 2015
The bodies of a man and a woman have been found inside a badly burned house in south-east London. Two people tried to enter the property in Ashmead Road, Deptford, in an attempt to rescue the pair but were unable to reach them. Fire crews arrived at ...

Woman dies in Hogmanay house fire in Monifieth

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  • January 2, 2015
A woman has died in a house fire which broke out at a property in Angus on New Year's Eve. The blaze started at about 22:30 on Wednesday night in North Bank Street, Monifieth. A Fire Scotland spokeswoman said the fire had been tackled in a bedroom of...

Woman dies in fire at Croydon flats

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  • January 2, 2015
A woman has been found dead after a fire on the second floor of a block of flats in Croydon, south London. Around half of the flat was damaged in the blaze and the woman - who has not yet been named - was found dead, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. F...

Man dies in Plymouth flat fire on New Year's Day

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  • January 2, 2015
A man died when fire broke out at a block of flats in Plymouth. The blaze broke out in a fourth floor flat at the building on Union Street just before 02:00 GMT. Three people were rescued from a flat on the fourth floor and 35 others were evacuated f...

Woman dies after Donegal house fire

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  • January 2, 2015
A woman in her 70s has died following a house fire in County Donegal. It happened at Ballyboes in Creeslough just after 01:00 GMT on Tuesday. The woman, who lived alone, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body has been taken to Letterkenny Hospita...

Deliberate flat fire in Renfrew treated as murder bid

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  • January 2, 2015
Police are treating a deliberate fire at a flat in Renfrewshire which injured a woman and child as attempted murder. Fire crews extinguished the blaze in the top-floor flat, in Simons Crescent, Renfrew, after being called at 04:00. A 41-year-old woma...

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