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Linda Merron: 'Electrical fault' caused fatal Swansea fire

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  • March 25, 2015
The Swansea fire which left Linda Merron dead was caused by an electrical fault, the fire service has said. The blaze broke out at a home on Llangwm estate, near Penplas, in Penlan, just after midnight on Monday. Mrs Merron was later named locally as...

First new fire training facility unveiled in Dundee

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  • March 25, 2015
  The first of a number of new fire service training facilities has been unveiled at Dundee Airport. The £400,000 compartment fire simulator is part of an expanded partnership between the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Highlands and Islands A...

Mortonhall Crematorium fire causes major damag

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  • March 25, 2015
A fire at the Mortonhall Crematorium in Edinburgh has badly damaged one of its buildings, firefighters have confirmed. At least 35 firefighters tackled the blaze which broke out in a roof just before 19:00 on Tuesday. There was nobody in the building...

Fire tackled at Hunterston coal port

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  • March 25, 2015
Fire crews have been tackling a large blaze at the Hunterston coal port in North Ayrshire. Thick black smoke could be seen billowing out of a "well-developed fire" at the deep water facility from about 09:45. Scottish Fire and Rescue said the blaze w...

Elderly woman in hospital after fire

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  • March 25, 2015
An elderly woman has been taken to hospital following a fire at sheltered housing complex in the Scottish Borders. The blaze at a flat at Priorwood Court in Melrose was reported to fire crews just before 04;30. Firefighters used a line of hosereel an...

Murder arrest after man dies in Nottingham house fire

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  • March 25, 2015
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson after the death of another man in a house fire. Police are questioning the 56-year-old after the blaze at a three-storey house on Derby Grove, Nottingham, on Sunday afternoon. A 55-year-old man...

Person feared dead in Penlan house fire in Swansea

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  • March 25, 2015
One person is feared dead and two are in hospital following a serious fire at a house in Swansea. The fire began shortly after midnight at the house in the Llangwm estate in Penplas, Penlan. Firefighters have been unable to search the house to confir...

Woman and two children hurt in Glasgow tenement fire

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  • March 25, 2015
A woman and two infant children have been treated in hospital following a fire at flats in the south of Glasgow. Crews were called to the tenement block on Langlands Road, in the Govan area of the city, at about 19:20 on Sunday. Firefighters extingui...

New York house fire kills seven children in Brooklyn

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  • March 25, 2015
Seven children have died in a house fire in New York City, officials say. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said that the blaze started in Brooklyn shortly after midnight and that those killed were all between five and 15 years old. A woman believed to ...

Northamptonshire council to review fire service response times to save money

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  • March 25, 2015
More time could be allowed for Northamptonshire fire engines to reach incidents to cut costs, it has emerged. Northamptonshire County Council says it is to review "its basic standards of service" and will look at "extending attendance times" for appl...

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