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Fire rips through Torch skyscraper in Dubai

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  • February 21, 2015
A fire has swept through the Torch skyscraper in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Strong winds helped the blaze to spread across the 336.1m (1,105ft) high building in the marina district. One eyewitness told the BBC "ther...

Ulfah Arts Centre fire: Birmingham man jailed

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  • February 21, 2015
A 40-year-old man has been jailed for five years after setting fire to an arts centre in Birmingham. Leon Smythe targeted the Ulfah Arts Centre in Highgate Square in May, destroying media equipment and "10 years of work". Smythe, from Washington Cour...

Hampshire to manage Isle of Wight Fire Service

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  • February 21, 2015
The Isle of Wight's fire is to be managed from mainland UK. Hampshire's fire authority voted in favour of forming the partnership with Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue. Under the deal, Hampshire will provide strategic leadership, although both services...

Crews called to serious Darroch Learg hotel fire in Ballater

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  • February 21, 2015
Fire crews have been called to a serious blaze at a hotel in Ballater in Aberdeenshire. The alarm at the Darroch Learg was raised at about 15:50. Eight Scottish Fire and Rescue Service appliances were on their way to the hotel due to what was descri...

Man dies after east London flat fire

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  • February 21, 2015
A man has died after a flat fire in east London. Firefighters were called to the property on Selwyn Road in Plaistow, Newham just before 22:00 GMT on Saturday. The man was rescued from a flat on the first floor and taken to hospital by London Ambulan...

Four people rescued from fire in kitchen in Trealaw

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  • February 21, 2015
Four people were rescued from a house fire in the Rhondda in the early hours of Sunday morning. Fire crews were called to a small fire in a ground floor kitchen of a two-storey house in Trealaw at 02:50 GMT. Four people were treated at the scene and ...

Arrest over factory fire in Stoke-on-Trent

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  • February 21, 2015
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a disused factory in Stoke-on-Trent. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue was called to the fire, at the Victoria Industrial Complex, on King Street, Fenton, at around 17:35 GMT on Monday. ...

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