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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...

Fire at Ryde flats kills man on Isle of Wight

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  • February 17, 2015
A man has died in a fire in a block of flats on the Isle of Wight. The fire brigade was called shortly after 13:00 GMT to a blaze at Tredegar House in Wood Street, Ryde. Formal identification and a post mortem examination are yet to be carried out. ...

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 ...

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