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Fire crews fight 'intense' roof blaze in Sopley

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  • February 13, 2015
Fire crews fought an "intense" blaze in Hampshire after the roof of a thatched cottage caught fire. Seven crews from the New Forest and Dorset battled the blaze in Sopley, Christchurch at 17:41 GMT on Thursday. Fire officer Mick Thompson said the fir...

Leicestershire Fire Service cuts decision deferred

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  • February 13, 2015
Plans to cut the number of firefighters in Leicestershire to save £7.5m have been deferred until April. Leicestershire's Combined Fire Authority (CFA) said more time was needed to consider the impact of proposals and find alternatives. Under the cu...

West Cumberland Hospital: Fire 'most likely' accidental

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  • February 13, 2015
The cause of a fire at a £90m hospital being built in Cumbria was "most likely" accidental, investigators said. The biomass fuel plant which would have powered the redeveloped West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven was destroyed. The new building wi...

Homes evacuated after Copnor car workshop fire

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  • February 13, 2015
Fifteen residents in Portsmouth were forced to leave their homes after fire broke out at a car workshop. The fire at the workshop in Bosham Road in Copnor started shortly before 20:40 GMT on Wednesday. About 70 firefighters fought the blaze, which ha...

Mystery surrounds Faringdon toilet block fire death

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  • February 13, 2015
Mystery surrounds the death of a man who was killed in a fire in a public toilet block in Oxfordshire. Jonathan Martin Mills, 49, from Oxford, died in the blaze on Southampton Street, Faringdon, on Monday afternoon. Police said members of the public ...

Woman's death in fire engine crash was accidental

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  • February 13, 2015
The death of an elderly woman who was struck by a fire engine in Oxford was a "tragic accident", a coroner has ruled. Sultana Begum, 79, was hit on Cowley Road on May 16. She later died of her head injuries in hospital. An inquest heard the fire engi...

Severn Beach fire: Man, 35, dies in mobile home blaze

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  • February 13, 2015
A 35-year-old man has died in a mobile home fire near Bristol. Fire crews were called to Rustic Park, Severn Beach, on Saturday morning following reports a man was trapped inside. An Avon Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said firefighters got the ma...

Man dies after house fire in Madley near Hereford

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  • February 13, 2015
A man in his 80s has died after a house fire in Herefordshire. A relative of the victim called firefighters to the property in Madley, near Hereford, just before 08:00 GMT. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said the small fire was out ...

Naked man jumps on bus to flee Braintree flat fire

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  • February 13, 2015
A naked man jumped on to the roof of a double-decker bus from a top-floor flat which had caught fire. The man, who is thought to have been in the shower, leapt 10ft (3m) from a second-storey window above a cafe in Braintree, Essex. Andy Waterman rev...

Bude Stratton Hospital ward reopens after fire fears

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  • February 13, 2015
An inpatient ward at a Cornwall hospital has reopened after being closed because of fire fears. The ward at Bude Stratton Hospital was closed in early January after a routine fire safety inspection highlighted several problems. Operator Peninsula C...

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