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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...

Plans to demolish Aston's Grade II listed fire station

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  • February 13, 2015
Plans to demolish and replace two West Midlands fire stations - one of which is Grade II listed - are being considered by the authority. The futures of Aston and Coventry stations will be discussed by West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority (WMFRA)...

Burnside Primary School fire in Stanley treated as arson

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  • February 13, 2015
A fire at a primary school in County Durham is being treated as arson, police have said. Officers believe a small fire was started deliberately outside Burnside Primary School in Stanley between 19:30 and 20:10 GMT on Tuesday. The fire spread to a ...

Fifty Shades of Grey 999 call spike expected by London Fire Brigade

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  • February 13, 2015
Firefighters have said they are anticipating an increase in call-outs with the release of Fifty Shades of Grey at the cinema. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it was "concerned" the 13 February release could lead to a "spike" in people being stuck or ...

Wall-piercing lance used on Salford factory fire

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  • February 9, 2015
Firefighters have used a powerful new lance to break through a brick wall and tackle a factory fire in Salford. The ultra high pressure lance was introduced by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) in January. The service is the first in...

Catherine Henderson, 82, named as Lhanbryde fire victim

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  • February 9, 2015
A woman who died following a fire at a house in a Moray village has been named. Catherine Henderson, 82, died after the incident at a property on Robertson Road in Lhanbryde on 3 February. Police Scotland said inquiries were ongoing. The Scottish Fir...

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