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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...

Oulton Hall fire: Norfolk investigators probe cause

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  • April 5, 2015
An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire in Norfolk that gutted a manor house, parts of which date back to the 1500s. About 50 firefighters tackled the blaze that engulfed four floors of Oulton Hall, near Aylsham, after it broke out at ...

Five Bicester Village stores remain shut after Carluccio's fire

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  • April 5, 2015
Five stores remain shut at Bicester Village after a fire ripped through a restaurant at the shopping outlet. At its height, about 35 firefighters tackled the blaze at Carluccio's restaurant on Wednesday. Most stores at the centre reopened later the s...

Avon Fire chief's £12,000 pay rise angers union

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  • April 5, 2015
A decision to approve a £12,000 pay rise for Avon Fire and Rescue's boss has angered union bosses. The decision has seen chief fire officer Kevin Pearson's salary rise from £130,000 to £142,000. Approval of the rise was inappropriate because 86 fi...

Staines-up-Thames legionella fire station fully reopen

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  • April 5, 2015
  A Surrey fire station has fully reopened despite traces of legionella bacteria still being found in the building following a six-week outbreak. Raised levels of the bacteria were found at Staines fire station during a routine inspection but were w...

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