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Argentina fire chief sacked over Patagonia blaze

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  • March 1, 2015
The head of Argentina's national fire control agency has been sacked as a huge forest fire threatens to engulf a renowned national park in Patagonia. Jorge Barrionuevo was sacked during a visit to the region by the government chief of staff. The fi...

Salford square renamed after city's first fire chief Albert Bentley

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  • March 1, 2015
A square in Salford has been renamed in honour of the city's first fire chief. Albion Place, site of Salford's first fire station, has been renamed after Albert Bentley, who became head of the local fire brigade in 1898. Salford Mayor Ian Stewart s...

Two people taken to hospital after Glasgow house fire

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  • March 1, 2015
Two people have been taken to hospital following a fire at a terraced house in Glasgow's Southside in the early hours of Thursday morning. Crews attended the incident at Blairhall Avenue in Shawlands in response to a 999 call made shortly before 01...

Freezer fire in Middleton leaves family of nine homeless

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  • March 1, 2015
A family of nine has been left homeless after a freezer caught fire at their house in Greater Manchester. Crews were called to Durnford Street in Middleton just after midnight. The family, including three adults and six children aged five to 16, esca...

Gwent Police 'solely' blames Carl Mills for fire deaths

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  • March 1, 2015
A "controlling and jealous" killer was solely responsible for the deaths of three generations of the same family, says Gwent Police. The force was criticised in damning reports into Carl Mills, who was jailed for 35 years for the killings. Kim Buck...

Naked fire Braintree bus leap man says he 'would have jumped'

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  • March 1, 2015
A homeless man who found himself naked in a blazing building says he would have jumped to the ground had a bus driver not rescued him. Mitchell Cook had been in the shower of a homeless shelter in Braintree when a fire took hold earlier this month....

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