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Woman dies in Airdrie house fire

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  • April 30, 2015
A 63-year-old woman has died following a fire at a house in North Lanarkshire. Fire crews were called to the scene in Mavsibank Street, Airdrie, shortly before 00:25. The woman was brought out of the building by firefighters and given emergency treat...

Person rescued from roof at Cardiff house fire

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  • April 30, 2015
A person was rescued from the roof of a house which was on fire in Cardiff. Firefighters were called to the blaze at a mid terraced three-storey home in Theobald Road, Canton, at about 22:45 BST on Wednesday. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said ...

Clandon Park House fire: Salvage operation under way

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  • April 30, 2015
Efforts are under way to save "irreplaceable" antiques at an 18th Century stately home after parts of it were gutted in a huge blaze. The fire at the National Trust-run Clandon Park House, near Guildford, is thought to have started in the basement ju...

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in 'VAT exemption' call

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  • April 30, 2015
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has called for exemption from VAT, saying the £10m saved could pay for 350 extra firefighters. Holyrood's justice committee heard that VAT had been a "burden" on the organisation, which is facing cuts of a...

East Belfast fire: Three rescued from flats at Knocknagoney

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  • April 30, 2015
Three people have been rescued from a fire at a block of flats in Knocknagoney in east Belfast. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a blaze at Parklands in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Three residents were led...

Londonderry: fatal house fire believed to be accidental

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  • April 30, 2015
A 27-year-old man who died in house fire in Londonderry has been named locally as Colm Doherty. The blaze at the mid-terrace house at De Burgh Square was reported at about 11:15 BST on Monday. Police and three fire appliances went to the scene. North...

New £5.4m fire control centre for three counties operational

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  • April 30, 2015
A new £5.4m fire control centre covering three counties has gone live. All 999 fire calls in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire will be dealt with by Thames Valley Fire Control Service (TVFCS) from Reading. It replaces individual control roo...

Man dies after Clousta house fire in Shetland

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  • April 30, 2015
A man has died following a house fire on the west side of Shetland. Three fire appliances were called to the scene at Clousta in the early hours of Monday. The name of the man has not yet been released. Almost 20 firefighters from three different sta...

Minute's silence held for Bradford City fire anniversary

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  • April 30, 2015
A minute's silence has been held before all Premier and Football league matches to mark the 30th anniversary of the Bradford City fire. Fifty-six fans died in the blaze at Valley Parade on 11 May 1985. It is thought the fire started accidentally afte...

Maghaberry prison: Inmates moved to safety during fire

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  • April 30, 2015
A fire at Northern Ireland's high security prison has led to the evacuation of part of the jail while firefighters dealt with the blaze. Fire crews were called to Maghaberry prison at about 16.30 BST after a fire started in a wing of Roe House, where...

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