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Pensioner dies after Cork city house fire

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  • May 9, 2015
A 78-year-old man has died following a fire at a house in the Ballinlough area of Cork city. The fire broke out at a property where the man lived on Silverdale Road. Cork Fire Brigade units received an emergency call at 13:30 local time. A fire briga...

Lancaster bomber mid-air engine fire

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  • May 9, 2015
  The only airworthy Lancaster bomber in the UK has suffered an engine fire while flying. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Lancaster - known as Thumper - landed safely at RAF Coningsby after it misfired during a training flight. The crew...

Chaos at Rome Fiumicino airport after terminal fire

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  • May 9, 2015
Italy has cancelled dozens of flights to and from its busiest airport - Fiumicino in Rome - after a fire gutted part of its international terminal. The airport was closed for several hours but officials are working to get it fully operational again. ...

Neighbours help save Edinburgh flat fire pair

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  • May 9, 2015
Two people have been rescued from a flat fire in Edinburgh after neighbours raised the alarm. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said there was no working smoke detector at the property on Dundee Street. The casualties were rescued before of...

Investigation after man dies in Skewen flat fire

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  • May 9, 2015
An investigation has been launched after a man died following a flat fire in Skewen. South Wales Police along with Mid and West Fire Service are trying to find out what caused the blaze in Dynevor Road. Emergency services were called to the block of ...

Dundee man started fire out of 'community spirit'

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  • May 9, 2015
A "sense of community spirit" prompted a man to set fire to boxes he had barricaded his neighbour's door with, a court heard. John Robertson was annoyed when a new neighbour in his Dundee tenement block left boxes sitting on the landing for two weeks...

Police probe over Oxford Kassam Stadium fire

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  • May 9, 2015
A fire at the home ground of Oxford United football club is thought to have been started deliberately. Fire crews were called after the blaze was reported in the East Stand of the 12,500 capacity ground in Grenoble Road on Monday evening. In a statem...

Fire at Coventry shoe warehouse destroys building

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  • May 9, 2015
A large blaze has destroyed a shoe warehouse in Coventry but firefighters managed to stop it spreading to nearby retail units, the service said. About 80 firefighters tackled the blaze at the United Footwear plant on Holbrook Lane on Sunday evening. ...

Joe McCafferty death: Murder arrests over 1997 house fire

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  • May 9, 2015
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a seven-year-old who died in a house fire 18 years ago. Joe McCafferty died after petrol was poured through the letterbox of a house on Haywood Avenue in Huddersfield on 3 May, 1997. A 65-year-o...

Large fire rips through Hull's New York Hotel

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  • May 9, 2015
A large fire has broken out at a derelict former hotel in Hull. The blaze at the New York Hotel in Anlaby Road spread to an adjacent betting shop, which has been evacuated. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said three crews were tackling the blaze, ...

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