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Wimbledon Tennis Club grounds evacuated after fire alarm

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  • July 2, 2015
Wimbledon's Tennis Club grounds have been evacuated following a fire alarm. Security staff conducted a swift evacuation, initially of Centre Court, then the whole grounds, after the close of play on Wednesday evening. Fire engines attended the scene ...

Nine charged over Aberdeen Royal Cornhill Hospital fire

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  • July 2, 2015
A total of nine youths - including a girl aged 12 - have been charged over a fire in a derelict part of the Royal Cornhill Hospital site in Aberdeen. Two rooms in the former hospital were affected by the fire on 8 June but no-one was injured. Police ...

West Kirby and Upton fire stations approved for closure

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  • July 2, 2015
Two Wirral fire stations are to close after the move was approved by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service. West Kirby and Upton stations will shut, with a new station planned for Saughall Massie Road, Saughall Massie, to cover both station areas. The f...

Japan bullet train 'self-immolation' fire kills two

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  • July 2, 2015
A man has died after setting himself on fire on board a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train. Another passenger, a woman in her 50s, was also killed and more than 20 injured, two seriously. Witnesses said the man, reportedly aged 71, had poured fuel over...

Emergency fire exercise at Bath's only tower block

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  • July 2, 2015
Firefighters have urged the public not to panic about a large number of "casualties" and crews in Bath. Bath Fire Station tested its emergency response to a simulated fire at Berkeley House in Snow Hill - the city's only tower block - at 10:00 BST. E...

Organisers questioned over Taiwan water park inferno

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  • July 2, 2015
Organisers of a party at an amusement park in Taiwan have been detained for questioning after a fire suddenly tore through the crowds, injuring hundreds. The fire started when coloured powder discharged from the stage onto the audience ignited. The n...

Five people rescued from Glasgow flat fire

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  • July 2, 2015
Three adults and two children have been rescued from a fire in a block of flats in the south side of Glasgow. Crews were called to the ground-floor flat, in a four-storey tenement block, in Mannering Road, Shawlands, at about 21:30 on Wednesday. Fire...

Fire inquiry at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales

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  • July 2, 2015
An investigation is being launched at Cardiff's main hospital following a fire at a lecture theatre on the site. Crews were called to the University Hospital of Wales at about 17:50 BST on Wednesday. The South Wales Fire Service said the blaze involv...

Mexico fire kills 15 at elderly home

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  • July 2, 2015
A fire that broke out early on Tuesday at a home for the elderly in north-western Mexico has killed at least 15 people. Five others were injured by the blaze in a rural area close to Mexicali, near the border with the US. Some 45 elderly people lived...

Man dies in 'electric blanket' fire at Glasgow house

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  • July 2, 2015
A man has died in a fire at a house in the west end of Glasgow. Fire crews were called to the semi-detached house in Anniesland's Fifth Avenue at about 03:30 on Monday. They were met with a "well-developed" fire and found the man in a bedroom. He was...

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