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Crashed Suffolk fire engine 'skidded on ice'

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  • April 5, 2015
  The vehicle crashed into a verge at Onehouse near Stowmarket, Suffolk, and ended up on its side, at about 09:00 GMT on 29 January. One crew member was knocked unconscious and taken to hospital. The fire engine is being repaired. An investigation b...

Brighton's shopping centre evacuated due to car park fire

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  • April 5, 2015
Shoppers and motorists had to be evacuated from a shopping centre after a fire broke out in the car park. The fire at the Churchill Square shopping centre in Brighton started at about 12:30 BST. East Sussex Fire and Rescue said it affected three cars...

Election 2015: Campaign fire exit trick 'risks lives'

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  • April 5, 2015
Campaigning politicians could be putting lives in danger by using one of the oldest tricks in the political PR book, fire officers have warned. They say disguising "exit" signs to avoid embarrassing photos could lead to voters getting trapped or lost...

Why pavements explode and catch fire

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  • April 5, 2015
So a pavement is just sitting there as per normal, minding its own business as the world passes by. Then boom, it suddenly explodes or catches fire. Sounds mad doesn't it? Mad... but very possible. One road in central London is still closed after exa...

Baby and parents still critical after Jamaica Street, north Belfast, fire

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  • April 5, 2015
A baby girl and her parents remain in a critical condition in hospital following a house fire in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast. They were rescued from the upstairs of the property in Jamaica Street just before midnight on Thursday. The cause of t...

Anglesey families returning home following fire evacuation

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  • April 5, 2015
Families evacuated during a large blaze on Anglesey on Friday morning have begun to return to their homes. Nine families had been temporarily re-housed in a primary school after the flames forced 22 homes on Nant y Felin estate to be evacuated. It br...

Holborn electrical fire causes mass evacuation

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  • April 5, 2015
An electrical fire under the pavement in central London led to some 5,000 people being evacuated from nearby buildings and the cancellation of a number of West End shows. Fire crews were called after smoke was seen coming out of an inspection cover o...

Slough house fire pair rescued after becoming trapped

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  • April 5, 2015
Two people were rescued from a fire at their house in Slough. The couple, believed to be in their 60s, were woken up by a smoke detector after the fire started on the ground floor of their St Pauls Avenue home. The pair, who were trapped upstairs, we...

Dawlish flats fire started over 'noisy children playing football'

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  • April 5, 2015
An angry tenant who protested against noisy children by starting a fire in a communal stairway has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Philip Fewings was so upset by the noise of them playing football against his wall, he set fire to his bedding ...

Four killed as fireball engulfs Mexico oil rig

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  • April 5, 2015
Four people have been killed and at least 16 injured in a massive oil rig blaze in the Gulf of Mexico. A ball of flame engulfed the rig, forcing workers to jump into the sea. Helicopters helped evacuate 300 staff to the nearby city of Ciudad del Carm...

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