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Ghana fire kills more than 70 in Accra

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  • June 4, 2015
More than 70 people have died in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, the fire service says. The fire started as people in the city are trying to cope with two days of heavy rain, which has left many homeless and without power. The f...

Jai Joshi fire death 'could not have been prevented'

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  • June 4, 2015
The death of a four-year-old boy killed in a fire deliberately started by his mother could not have been predicted or prevented, a serious case review has found. Janma Joshi, 40, and Moksha Jai Joshi, known as Jai, died in the blaze in Moscow Drive, ...

Fire crews to assess American car carrier blaze

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  • June 4, 2015
A transporter ship which caught fire is currently off the coast of the Isle of Wight. The ship, the Courage, is an American car carrier. Unconfirmed reports suggest that as many as 100 cars may have caught fire in one of the lower decks. The fire, wh...

Apple recalls Beats speakers because of fire risk

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  • June 4, 2015
Apple is urging owners of one of its Beats loud speaker systems to stop using the kit because it poses a fire risk. The firm says owners of the Beats Pill XL should return the product because its battery can overheat. More than 230,000 units have bee...

Kim Kardashian catches fire at awards dinner

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  • June 4, 2015
Kim Kardashian has already got enough on her plate, what with her expecting her second child and all. So it probably didn't help when her first outing since announcing her happy news ended in flames. Not actual Kim Kardashian, but her dress at the CF...

Man in hospital after fire at flat in Rutherglen

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  • June 4, 2015
A man has been injured in a fire at a flat in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire. Crews were called to the four-storey tenement block in Mill Street at about 00:30 on Tuesday. The man was taken to safety from the second-floor flat before firefighters exti...

Fire Service appeal after 28th blaze death in Scotland

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  • June 4, 2015
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has appealed for help in contacting vulnerable people after the 28th fire-related death in Scotland this year. It wants family and friends of people who are elderly, live alone or have mental health or addiction i...

Woman dies after North Cowton bungalow fire

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  • June 4, 2015
A 54-year-old woman has died following a fire at a bungalow next to a service station in North Yorkshire. The fire, on the B1263 in North Cowton, broke out on Friday but emergency crews could not enter the property until it was made structurally safe...

Cumberland Infirmary: Fire safety fears at UK's first PFI hospital

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  • June 4, 2015
Fire safety concerns have been raised by health bosses at Britain's first hospital funded in partnership with the private sector. Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary opened in 2000 and was the first built under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). But t...

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