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Paris Cite des Sciences museum hit by fire

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  • August 25, 2015
A major fire at one of Europe's biggest science museums, the Cite des Sciences in Paris, has been brought under control after raging for six hours and threatening a large area. A massive plume of black smoke could be seen over the area in northern Pa...

New Five Rivers home for Salisbury fire HQ

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  • August 25, 2015
The headquarters for the merged Wiltshire and Dorset fire services will be at the Five Rivers Community Campus in Salisbury, the BBC has learned. Discussions are taking place to build on the Wiltshire Council site next year. The two services will mer...

Masked pair set Knottingley pub on fire

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  • August 25, 2015
A pub was set on fire by two masked arsonists who poured "accelerant" in the premises before fleeing the scene. The men, wearing masks from the film "Scream", poured fluid around the Bay Horse pub at Hill Top in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, on Tuesda...

Dyfed-Powys PCC calls for right to control fire services

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  • August 25, 2015
The control of fire services in Wales should be offered to police and crime commissioners (PCC), it has been argued. Dyfed-Powys PCC Christopher Salmon has called on the Welsh government to adopt the same plans floated in England. It follows a report...

Tianjin fire officer: 'I felt I was ripped apart'

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  • August 25, 2015
A deadly chemical blast killed 114 people last week in China's port city, Tianjin. More than half of them were firefighters. Quan Li, a 25-year-old firefighter, lost almost all of his colleagues in the explosion, including his wife, Zhang Sumei, who ...

75th anniversary of WW2 Pembroke Dock oil bombing fire

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  • August 25, 2015
Seventy five years ago three Luftwaffe planes bombed a Pembrokeshire town - sparking what is believed to have been the UK's largest blaze since the Great Fire of London. The three German Junkers, escorted by two ME 109 fighters, targeted Admiralty oi...

Dreamliner 787 Heathrow fire 'probably caused by short circuit'

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  • August 25, 2015
A fire on a parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet at Heathrow Airport two years ago was probably caused by a short circuit, air accident investigators have said. The fire was likely to have been started by two bare wires touching in a piece of location eq...

Woman killed in Tingley house fire

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  • August 25, 2015
A woman has been killed in a house fire in Tingley. West Yorkshire Police said the blaze broke out at about 21:30 BST on Sunday at the semi-detached property in Greenwood Road. The police force said the 49-year-old woman was rescued from the property...

Shotton house fire pair rescued by neighbours

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  • August 25, 2015
Two people were rescued by quick-thinking neighbours during a house fire in Deeside in the early hours. They forced a window and helped the pair to safety at Green Lane, Shotton, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said. The occupants were treated fo...

Derek Moore inquest hears of Bosley mill fire devastation

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  • August 25, 2015
An inquest has heard of the "scene of devastation" that greeted rescue workers after the Bosley mill explosion in Cheshire. Derek Moore, 62, was one of four people killed in the blast at the Wood Treatment Ltd Flour mill on 17 July. The inquest into ...

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