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Pensioner dies in Penarth house fire

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  • March 13, 2015
An elderly woman has died after a house fire in the Vale of Glamorgan. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Penarth and Cardiff central were called to the property in Cedar Way, Penarth, at just after 19:20 GMT on Tuesday. The fire bro...

Great Yarmouth house fire deaths murder-suicide, inquest hears

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  • March 13, 2015
A husband stabbed his wife to death in their Norfolk home before setting fire to himself, an inquest has heard. A single stab severed Mariama Jallow's jugular vein at the house in Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth, but 36 other wounds were found on her ...

Russian fatal Kazan shopping centre fire leaves 25 missing

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  • March 13, 2015
  Five people have died and up to 25 people are feared trapped in rubble after a fire at a shopping centre in the Russian city of Kazan. The fire started in a first-floor cafe adjoining the Admiral centre on Wednesday and more than 600 people were c...

Cambridgeshire two-lorry crash fire driver dies

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  • March 13, 2015
A driver has died and another was injured after two lorries crashed and caught fire in Cambridgeshire. The surviving driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries after the crash, which was reported at about 14:35 GMT on the A141 at Hartford on Tu...

Essex Fire Service walk-out now to last nine days union says

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  • March 13, 2015
A walk-out by 19 staff at the Essex fire service emergency control room will now continue for nine days. The action is in protest at new shift patterns which the Fire Brigades Union said had forced staff to reduce hours or jobshare. Frances O'Grady, ...

Woman collapses after kitchen fire in Kilbarchan

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  • March 13, 2015
A woman has been treated by paramedics after collapsing following a fire in the kitchen of her Renfrewshire home. Fire crews were called to the flat in Wheatlands Drive, Kilbarchan, at about 20:15 on Monday. They extinguished the blaze and provided t...

Fire at Eastern High School in Cardiff extinguished

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  • March 13, 2015
The fire which prompted a Cardiff high school to be evacuated has now been put out, the fire service said. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to Eastern High School in Rumney at 13:40 GMT on Tuesday after the blaze began in an electrical...

Lancashire fire crews to respond to medical emergencies

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  • March 13, 2015
Firefighters in two Lancashire towns will respond to medical emergencies as part of a pilot scheme to improve survival rates. Specially trained fire crews from Morecambe and Ormskirk will be dispatched to cases such as cardiac arrests if they can get...

Fairglen interchange fire disrupts Liverpool Street line and A1245

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  • March 13, 2015
Trains have been halted and motorists diverted because of smoke caused by a tyre fire. Police have closed the A1245 between the Fairglen interchange at Rayleigh and the Carpenters Arms roundabout due to the fire. The burning tyre stack is on a waste ...

Man, 91, found dead after house fire in Fraserburgh

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  • March 9, 2015
A 91-year-old has been found dead after a house fire in the north east of Scotland. Emergency services were called to the blaze at Phingask Cottages in Fraserburgh shortly after 11:00 on Saturday. It appears the man died from smoke inhalation. Police...

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