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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...

Shisha managers jailed for "blatant' fire risk in Manchester

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  • July 2, 2015
Six people who ran a shisha bar in Manchester have been sentenced for a "blatant disregard" for fire safety. Manchester Crown Court heard fire exits were blocked with barrels of fuel, there was a flammable fabric marquee and fire safety notices had b...

Fire engulfs clothing market in Kenya's capital Nairobi

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  • July 2, 2015
A huge fire has destroyed large parts of East Africa's biggest second-hand clothing market in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, officials say. Thousands of people lost properties and other valuables in the inferno at the Gikomba market, they said. The blaze ...

Teenagers arrested after fire at Warwick Hotel in Blackpool

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  • July 2, 2015
Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a large fire at a derelict hotel on Blackpool's seafront. About 60 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Warwick Hotel on New South Promenade at about 20:45 BST...

Arson arrest after Burton upon Trent flat fire

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  • July 2, 2015
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a block of flats in Burton upon Trent. The fire took hold in a ground-floor apartment in Shobnall Close just before 10:00 BST on Saturday. Staffordshire Poli...

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