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Annfield Plain house fire: Man's body found

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  • August 5, 2015
A man has died in a house fire in County Durham. Emergency services were called to a property in Fines Park, Annfield Plain, at about 08:55 BST, which a spokesman said was well alight on arrival. Firefighters found a man's body inside the property. N...

£84k cannabis farm uncovered in Conwy house fire

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  • August 5, 2015
More than 100 cannabis plants were uncovered when firefighters were called to a Conwy house fire, a court has heard. Electrical equipment used to grow cannabis worth up to £84,000 sparked a blaze at the Towyn home of Duncan Frazer. Frazer, 51, of Br...

Bin Laden family plane crash: Victims 'killed by fire'

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  • August 5, 2015
Three members of Osama Bin Laden's family and a pilot died from the "effects of fire" when a jet plane crashed, preliminary post-mortem tests have found. Bin Laden's half-sister, Sana Mohammed Bin Laden, her mother, Raja Bashir Hashim, and his brothe...

Summerland fire victims remembered on anniversary

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  • August 5, 2015
A short service will be held in Douglas later to remember the 50 people who died in the Summerland fire disaster. About 3,000 holidaymakers were inside the leisure complex on Douglas promenade when fire swept through the building on 2 August 1973. Th...

Jennifer Dornan killed in Lagmore, Belfast, house fire

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  • August 5, 2015
A 30-year-old woman has died in a fire in the Lagmore area on the outskirts of west Belfast. The fire at the house at Hazel View was reported to police at about 05:00 BST on Sunday. Jennifer Dornan, a mother-of-three, was found dead at the scene. Pol...

Train delays after fire at Maidstone East railway station

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  • August 5, 2015
Trains have been disrupted after a fire broke out in a shop at a Kent railway station. Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to the blaze in a newsagents at Maidstone East railway station at about 20:00 BST. Operator Southeastern said the line had ...

30 youths throw stones at fire crew in Cwmbran

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  • August 5, 2015
A fire crew was attacked by about 30 youths throwing stones at them while they were attending to a deliberately-lit rubbish fire in Torfaen. South Wales Fire and Rescue service said one firefighter was hit on the helmet by a stone but no-one was hurt...

Shropshire go-karting building destroyed in fire

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  • August 5, 2015
A go-karting venue in Shropshire has been completely destroyed in a blaze. Fire crews were called to Rednal Karting, on an industrial estate near Haughton, just after midnight on Saturday. It is believed gas cylinders were involved, but the exact cir...

Amberley woman died before cottage fire

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  • August 5, 2015
A woman who was found dead in her West Sussex home after a fire died of natural causes before the blaze took hold, tests have shown. Elisabeth Belcher, 70, was found in a smoke-logged living room in her thatched cottage in Amberley on 5 June. West Su...

Elderly man dies in Cawsand house fire, Cornwall

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  • August 5, 2015
A 79-year-old "housebound" man has died in what is believed to have been an accidental bungalow fire. The building's concrete roof collapsed on Friday afternoon in Cawsand, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said. All three emergency services were call...

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