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Lockerbie man dies in car fire at Lochmaben caravan park

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  • August 25, 2015
A 73-year-old man has died in a car fire at a caravan park in the south of Scotland. Emergency services were called to the Hallheaths site in Lochmaben at about 10:25 on Monday. They discovered the body of George Smith, from Lockerbie, who was pronou...

Dundonald fire: Family led to safety after dog wakens them

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  • August 25, 2015
A pet dog who helped to save a family of four by alerting them to an overnight house fire deserves an award, the dog-owner's niece has said. Firefighters rescued the family who were trapped by flames at their home in Dundonald, on the outskirts of Be...

Five teenage boys bailed over Llanelli church fire

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  • August 25, 2015
Five teenagers arrested in connection with a fire which ripped through a disused church in Carmarthenshire have been bailed pending further inquiries. The boys, aged 15 and 16, were arrested by Dyfed-Powys Police on Friday. The fire badly damaged Par...

China Tianjin explosions: Nearly 100 people still missing

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  • August 16, 2015
Ninety-five people, 85 of them firefighters, are still missing four days after multiple blasts in the north-eastern port of Tianjin, Chinese authorities have said. At least 112 people died in the blasts and hundreds have been hospitalised. The explos...

Arrests ordered over deadly 2009 Mexico nursery fire

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  • August 16, 2015
A judge in the north-western Mexican state of Sonora has ordered the arrest of 22 people in connection with a deadly fire in a nursery in 2009. Forty-nine children died and more than 70 were seriously injured when flames spread through the ABC nurser...

Body recovered after Yeaman Place tenement fire

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  • August 16, 2015
One person has died after fire swept through an upper storey flat in Edinburgh Police said a body was recovered from the top floor of a tenement at Yeaman Place in the Polwarth area. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the fire broke out at abo...

Strabane pig farm fire: 33 sows and 434 piglets confirmed dead

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  • August 16, 2015
Thirty-three sows and 434 piglets have been killed in a major fire at a pig farm near Strabane in County Tyrone. Thirty-five firefighters tackled the blaze on the Melmount Road. They were called to the scene at 05:40 BST on Thursday. Firefighters res...

Electrical charger warning after Newport e-cig house fire

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  • August 16, 2015
A family from Newport had "a lucky escape" after a charger caused an e-cigarette to explode and spark a fire. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to the blaze at a house on Humber Road, Bettws, on Monday evening. An e-cigarette had been pl...

Gateshead fire death: Man released without charge

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  • August 16, 2015
A man arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal house fire will not be charged, police have said. Colin Moss, 53, suffered severe burns in the blaze at his home in Redemarsh, Leam Lane, Gateshead, in April 2014 and died in hospital. A 45-year-old...

Vengeful husband set fire to wife's clothes after affair

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  • August 16, 2015
A man who set fire to his wife's clothes after discovering she had been having an affair has been given a community order and restraining order. David Honeybell, from Nottingham, also accepted posting "revenge porn" photos of his wife on Facebook, bu...

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