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Fire forces Bournemouth care home evacuation

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  • February 17, 2015
Elderly residents were evacuated from a Dorset care home after an electrical fault sparked a blaze. Eight crews were called to Knyveton Hall in Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, at about 11:40 GMT. Dorset Fire and Rescue said crews found a "well-establishe...

Under-threat North East fire stations saved from closure

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  • February 17, 2015
Three fire stations have been saved from closure in north-east England after bosses backed revised cuts plans. Sunderland Central, Gosforth and Wallsend stations were set to be axed by Tyne and Wear Fire Authority in a bid to save almost £9m. It sa...

Fiery train crash forces W Virginia towns to evacuate

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  • February 17, 2015
Two West Virginia towns have been evacuated after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames. Local websites published images of large flames and a thick plume of black smoke near a partly frozen river. At least 14 cars were af...

Man, 78, dies of injuries from Dundee care home fire

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  • February 17, 2015
An elderly man who was seriously injured in a fire at a Dundee care home has died, police have confirmed. The 78-year-old was hurt in the blaze at Balhousie Clement Park Care Home in the early hours of Sunday morning. He was treated by paramedics at ...

Six injured as fire engine leaves road in East Lothian

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  • February 17, 2015
Six firefighters were injured when their vehicle came off the road on the way to a crash in East Lothian. The incident happened on the A198 between Ballencrieff and Longniddry at about 21:50 on Sunday. The six Haddington crew members were taken to Ed...

Elderly man badly injured in Dundee care home fire

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  • February 17, 2015
An elderly man is being treated in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a fire at a Dundee care home. Fire crews were called to Balhousie Clement Park Care Home, in Clement Park Place, at about 01:20 where they found a small fire in a first...

Man dies in house fire in Oakdale Road, Oldbury

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  • February 17, 2015
A man has died in a house fire in Oldbury. West Midlands Ambulance Service attended the home in Oakdale Road just before 09:50 GMT. "Despite the efforts of medics, a man was later confirmed dead at the scene," a spokesman said. West Midlands Fire Ser...

Man dies in house fire in Meir, Stoke-on-Trent

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  • February 17, 2015
A man has died in a house fire in Stoke-on-Trent. Staffordshire Fire Service said an alarm monitoring company alerted it to the emergency in Old School Lane, Meir, just before 09:30 GMT. A spokeswoman was unable to reveal the age of the victim or ...

Probe into 'deliberate' fire in Caia Park, Wrexham

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  • February 17, 2015
A man has been taken to hospital following a house fire believed to have been started deliberately. An investigation has been launched following the blaze at a property in Caia Park in Wrexham. Fire crews were called to Bryn Hafod at 02:05 GMT and a ...

Downham Market fire station blaze caused by fault on appliance

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  • February 17, 2015
An electrical fault in an appliance parked at a "state-of-the-art" Norfolk fire station caused a disastrous blaze in April last year, a report has said. The Downham Market blaze is believed to have started during the night where a £250,000 fire en...

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