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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

  • News Item
  • 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

  • News Item
  • 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. ...

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...

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