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Man's body found following fire in Aberdeen

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  • March 19, 2015
Emergency services were called to the blaze in Summerfield Place at 14:00 where a man's body was found. A Police Scotland spokesman said the death was being treated as unexplained and investigations into the cause of the fire were ongoing. Read More....

Woman dies in house fire at Rearquhar near Dornoch

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  • March 17, 2015
A 74-year-old woman has died in an early morning house fire in the Rearquhar area near Dornoch. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the blaze in a single-storey house at 01:30. Fire crews from Dornoch and Tain were sent to the scene a...

Fatal Dumfries house fire victim identified

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  • March 17, 2015
  Police have identified a 64-year-old man found dead at the scene of a house fire in Dumfries on Friday evening. James Thomson was pronounced dead at the incident on Birch Walk at about 18:00. A statement from police said he lived alone at the hous...

Salford plastics blaze melts letters on fire engine

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  • March 17, 2015
  A large blaze at an industrial site in Salford was so fierce it melted the letters on one of the fire engines. The fire at the Junction Eco Park estate, in the Clifton area of Swinton, involved recycled plastics. The blaze was first reported at 16...

St Saviours Road fire: Rescued man in 'stable condition'

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  • March 17, 2015
A man rescued by firefighters from a block of flats is in a "stable condition" in intensive care, according to a health spokesman. The man, aged 28, was "unconscious, not breathing and had no pulse" when removed from the flat by firefighters. He was ...

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service to make budget cuts

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  • March 16, 2015
Fire crews in north Wales are set to stop rescuing large animals and reduce the number of times they attend false alarms in a bid to balance the books. North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority will set its 2015-16 budget on Monday. There are fears hundr...

Chile forest fire near Valparaiso sparks evacuations

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  • March 16, 2015
Chilean authorities have declared a state of emergency as a raging forest fire forced thousands of people to flee their homes. The fire is threatening the port cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. The interior ministry said about 4,500 people had a...

Cambridge Tivoli pub fire: Blaze causes roof collapse

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  • March 16, 2015
A major fire has left a riverside pub in Cambridge structurally unsafe after flames ripped through the premises for more than 10 hours. Crews were called to the blaze at the Wetherspoon's Tivoli pub, on Chesterton Road, at about 03:00 GMT. Firefighte...

Cambridgeshire firefighter crushed by fire engine

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  • March 13, 2015
A firefighter suffered multiple injuries when he was crushed by a reversing fire engine, while tackling a blaze started by arsonists. Crews were called to the fire in a derelict building in Riverside, Cambridge, on Tuesday. The firefighter, in his 30...

Penistone fire death boy blamed dad for starting blaze

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  • March 13, 2015
A father who killed himself and his sons in a deliberate house fire was identified by one of the boys as the culprit behind the blaze. Darren Sykes, 44, set fire to his home in Penistone, South Yorkshire after luring Jack, 12, and brother Paul, nine,...

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