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Boy arrested on suspicion of arson after Plymouth flats fire

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  • June 13, 2015
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire ripped though a block of flats in Plymouth. Nearly one hundred people have been made homeless after the blaze devastated the flats on Wednesday. Eight...

Woman, 88, dies and man, 63, hurt in Cumbernauld house fire

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  • June 13, 2015
An 88-year-old woman has died and a 63-year-old man has been injured in a fire at a house in North Lanarkshire. The blaze at the single-storey house in Cumbernauld's Craigelvan Gardens was reported in a 999 call at 11:20. Fire crews arrived and were ...

Courage transporter blaze: Fire crews to assess ship damage

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  • June 13, 2015
A Hampshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "The ship was monitored throughout the night with no obvious signs of fire and the compartment remaining cool. This situation remains the same with no immediate danger or threat of fire. "Crews are curren...

Plymouth fire forces up to 20 families from homes

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  • June 13, 2015
Up to 20 families are in emergency accommodation after a fire ripped through a block of flats. The blaze devastated flats in Plymouth where eight fire crews were called to the scene. Firefighters remained at the site through the night to control the ...

1,000 gas cylinders at fire on Bridgend industrial estate

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  • June 13, 2015
About 1,000 gas cylinders are housed at a mattress recycling unit in Bridgend where a large blaze has broken out. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said 51 firefighters are tackling the fire at Brynmenyn Industrial Estate, which started at 9:00 BST...

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...

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