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Wymondham Great Fire: remembered 400 years on

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  • June 22, 2015
A great fire that swept through the Norfolk town of Wymondham, destroying over a quarter of its homes, is being marked 400 years on. Historians have been working on the project to mark the arson of 1615, for which four people were hanged. Now a bookl...

Tandragee: Man rescued from house fire

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  • June 22, 2015
A man has been rescued from a house fire in Tandragee, County Armagh. Fire crews were called to the heavily smoke-logged house on the Portadown Road just after 08:30 BST on Saturday. Six firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, entered the building...

Murder charge after Birmingham flat fire

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  • June 13, 2015
A man has been charged with murder after a woman died in hospital following a flat fire. Nazia Akhtar, 31, sustained extensive burns, police said, and died on Friday following the fire in Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, on 25 April. Muham...

Four boys charged over Aberdeen Tesco fire

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  • June 13, 2015
Four boys have been charged after a fire at an Aberdeen supermarket. Emergency services were called to the fire outside Tesco on Wellington Road at about 22:15 on Monday. The fire was extinguished and there were no injuries. Police Scotland said four...

Man dies in caravan fire in Shinfield

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  • June 13, 2015
A man's body has been discovered after a fire broke out in a caravan near Reading. Fire crews were called to the caravan in Linden Road, Shinfield, just before 06:00 BST. Police said the man, who is yet to be formally identified, was confirmed dead a...

Fire at Hove British Engineerium museum

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  • June 13, 2015
Investigations are under way into two fires which broke out in Brighton and Hove within minutes of each other. One was at the British Engineerium, an engineering and steam power museum in Hove, which was not open as it is undergoing restoration work....

Felsted poultry farm fire kills livestock

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  • June 13, 2015
A fire which killed 13,000 chickens in a farm outbuilding is thought to have been started deliberately, police have said. The 131ft (40m) by 32ft (10m) building in Braintree Road, Felsted, Essex, collapsed after the blaze. The fire service, which wen...

Boy, 15, charged over Torryburn Hotel in Kintore fire

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  • June 13, 2015
A teenager has been charged after a "major blaze" at a derelict hotel in Aberdeenshire. The fire was discovered at the Torryburn Hotel in Kintore at about 23:30 on Monday. About 40 firefighters attended the incident. Police Scotland said that a 15-ye...

Dungannon: Ernest Johnson dies in house fire

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  • June 13, 2015
The man who died in an overnight house fire in Dungannon, County Tyrone, has been named locally as 52-year-old Ernest Johnson. He died in the blaze in a terraced house at Eastvale Avenue in the early hours of Wednesday. The police are investigating t...

Sheffield fire death grandmother tried to save children

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  • June 13, 2015
A grandmother who died in a fire with her daughter and three grandchildren tried to rescue the trapped youngsters from the house, an inquest has heard. Shabina Begum and her grandchildren Adyan Parwaiz Kayani, nine, Amaan, seven and nine-week-old Min...

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