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Man in hospital after house fire in Blaenau Ffestiniog

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  • May 21, 2015
A man has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after being rescued from a house fire in Gwynedd in the early hours. A woman was treated at the scene at High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog, by paramedics. She escaped from the fire after ...

Fire at The Mill hotel in Alveley causes roof collapse

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  • May 21, 2015
A fire has torn through a disused hotel in Shropshire, causing most of the building's roof to collapse. Shropshire Fire Service was called to The Mill Hotel in Alveley, near Bridgnorth, shortly after 05:00 BST. Area manager John Das-Gupta said the bl...

Dogs saved in a 'severe' fire at Salford kennels

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  • May 21, 2015
Ten dogs were rescued from a "severe" fire at a private kennels in Salford in which four animals died. Firefighters resuscitated two dogs after the blaze at a house on Kenyon Way in Little Hulton which began at about 19:00 on Sunday. The revived dogs...

Man rescued from Chatham fire 'lucky to be alive'

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  • May 21, 2015
A man who was pulled unconscious from a house fire in Kent has said he is lucky to be alive. Ryan Cooney was found in a first floor bedroom of the property in Queen Street, Chatham, by firefighters just after 02:00 BST on Sunday. A woman in her 20s w...

Luton lollipop man sacked for stopping fire engine

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  • May 21, 2015
A lollipop man who stopped a fire engine on its way to a 999 call has been sacked. Firefighters had to physically remove the man from a crossing outside William Austin Junior School in Luton as he continued to help children cross. Luton Borough Counc...

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...

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