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Wigtoft fire 'rips through' house and caravans

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  • May 27, 2015
A house, several caravans and three vehicles have been destroyed in a fire near Boston in Lincolnshire. Crews from seven fire engines tackled the fire at Wigtoft in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Sean Taylor from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue s...

Man rescued from Cwmtillery fire

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  • May 27, 2015
A man has been taken to hospital after being rescued from a flat fire in Cwmtillery, Blaenau Gwent. Fire crews were called to the ground floor property shortly before 23:00 BST on Sunday. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said teams from four stati...

Llangefni Asda store evacuated following lorry fire

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  • May 27, 2015
Staff and customers were forced to evacuate an Anglesey supermarket on Tuesday after a lorry caught fire while making deliveries. Two fire crews were sent to the Asda store in Llangefni, where the vehicle was "well alight". North Wales Fire and Rescu...

Storrington 'fire play' children burnt by exploding aerosol

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  • May 27, 2015
Two children had to be treated in hospital for burns after an aerosol can they put on to a fire exploded. A 12-year-old boy suffered "extensive burns" to 40% of his body and his sister, aged 14, received "superficial" injuries to her hands and knees....

China nursing home fire kills 38 in Henan

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  • May 27, 2015
A fire at a care home for elderly people in China's Henan province has killed 38 people, state media report. Another six people were injured in the fire, which broke out at the privately run Kangleyuan home in Pingdingshan city on Monday night. Two o...

Fire at Broadford Works, Aberdeen, 'suspicious'

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  • May 27, 2015
A large fire which broke out at a disused factory near Aberdeen city centre is being treated as suspicious by police. Firefighters were called out to the Broadford Works industrial site on Hutcheon Street at about 18:10 on Saturday. More than 40 fire...

Fire breaks out in high-rise flats in Glasgow

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  • May 27, 2015
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a multi-storey block of flats in Glasgow. The fire broke out at the flats in Charles Street in the Springburn area at about 17:30 on Sunday. Some residents were evacuated as fire crews brought the blaze under cont...

Six escape Bexley 'dropped cigarette' house fire

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  • May 27, 2015
Six people escaped a house fire in south-east London after a cigarette was "carelessly" thrown away. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said more than 20 firefighters tackled the blaze at Eynsford Crescent in Bexley on Friday evening. The fire destroyed two s...

One dead after Livingston flat fire

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  • May 27, 2015
One person has died following a fire at a flat in West Lothian on Thursday. Firefighters were called to the two-storey flat in Tweed Drive, Livingston, at about 14:52. Fire crews, wearing breathing apparatus, tackled the blaze using two high-pressure...

Elderly woman dies after Birmingham house fire

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  • May 27, 2015
A elderly woman has died following a blaze at a house in Birmingham, the fire service said. The fire was found in the lounge of the property in Hawthorn Road in Oscott at about 21:50 BST on Thursday. There was smoke damage to 70% of the house. The wo...

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