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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...

Grantham paper factory destroyed in fire

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  • May 11, 2015
A paper packaging factory has been destroyed in a fire which broke out in the early hours. Firefighters were called to the Grantham Manufacturing factory in the Alma Park Industrial Estate in Grantham at 04:00 BST. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said s...

Sale flat fire: Man dies and two injured

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  • May 11, 2015
A man died and two people were injured following a fire at a flat in Greater Manchester. Fire crews were called to Brooklands Road, Sale, at about 07:00 BST after smoke was seen coming from the home. A neighbour suffered burns to his hand after smash...

Three in hospital after Plymouth house fire

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  • May 11, 2015
Three people have been taken to hospital after fire crews rescued them from a house fire in Devon. Firefighters were called to Chaddlewood Avenue, in Plymouth at 06:30 BST after a woman and two men were trapped inside the property. They were rescued ...

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...

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