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Philippine factory fire: Many dead in Manila

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  • May 14, 2015
At least 45 people are now known to have died in a fire at a rubber shoe factory in a suburb of the Philippine capital Manila, local officials say. With more than 26 people still unaccounted for, the death toll is expected to rise. Firefighters battl...

Man dies in Chigwell flat fire, Essex fire service says

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  • May 14, 2015
A man has died in a flat fire in Essex. Firefighters were called to the blaze in a first floor flat in Gravel Close, Chigwell just before 15:30 GMT on Sunday. They searched the property and found the man aged in his 40s. Essex County Fire and Rescue ...

Claudia Winkleman relives Halloween fire that injured daughter

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  • May 14, 2015
Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman has spoken for the first time about the serious burns her daughter suffered in a Halloween costume fire. Matilda, eight, was in a witch's costume when it brushed against a candle at a house in London ...

Woman dies in static caravan fire in Swindon

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  • May 14, 2015
A woman has been killed in a fire at her static caravan in Swindon. Crews from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Abbeywood Caravan Park in Meadowcroft, just before 07:00 BST. Although the woman was rescued from the caravan, paramedics ...

Bradford City fire 'started by cigarette'

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  • May 14, 2015
A former detective, who was part of the team investigating the Bradford City Fire in 1985, has told the BBC that the police have always known the identity of the person who may have accidentally started the fire. A dropped cigarette was identified as...

Royal station in Ballater destroyed by fire

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  • May 14, 2015
A historic building on Royal Deeside has been destroyed by fire. About 50 firefighters were called to the Old Royal Station in Ballater just before 02:00. The fire was brought under control, but the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said 90% of the bu...

Fire crews battle blaze at Hull's Gorthorpe flats

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  • May 14, 2015
Fire crews are investigating a suspected arson following a fire at a block of flats in Hull. Firefighters were called to the flats on Monday night. The fire affected the sixth floor of the Gorthorpe block of flats, on Thorpepark Road. Humberside Fire...

Leigh fire crew help save baby who stopped breathing

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  • May 14, 2015
Firefighters have been praised for helping to resuscitate a three-week-old baby boy who had stopped breathing. Francesca Lowe realised her son Thomas was in trouble at about 11:00 BST on Saturday and pulled her car into Leigh Fire Station in Greater ...

New Worcester fire station replaces ageing base

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  • May 14, 2015
A new £4.3m fire station has opened in Worcester to replace an ageing base. Crews have transferred to the new site at Great Western Business Park, from the Copenhagen Street base, which dates back 70 years. Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates said the mov...

Child sparks mattress fire with lighter in Livingston

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  • May 14, 2015
Fire officers are warning about the dangers of leaving matches and lighters unattended after a child sparked a blaze by playing with a lighter in a bedroom. Crews were called to Gowanbank in Livingston at about 20:30 on Sunday when a mattress was set...

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