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Body of a man recovered after Yeaman Place tenement fire in Edinburgh

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  • August 16, 2015
A man has died after fire swept through an upper storey flat in Edinburgh. His body was recovered from the top floor of a tenement block in Yeaman Place, in the Polwarth area. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the fire broke out at about 17:1...

M56 tanker fire: Video footage shows flames and smoke

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  • August 16, 2015
A tanker carrying propane gas has caught fire, shutting the M56 motorway near Manchester, with trains and air travel also affected. Firefighters are tackling the lorry fire, which started just before 15:00 BST between junctions 12 and 14. Cheshire Fi...

Man in hospital after fire on boat off Gourock pier

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  • August 16, 2015
A man has been taken to hospital after a fire on a boat in the Firth of Clyde. The blaze is believed to have broken out in the engine room of the 38ft motor cruiser, while it was off Gourock pier, at about 10:17. Two vessels came to its aid after the...

Abergele arsonist who set his own flat on fire jailed

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  • August 16, 2015
A man from Conwy county who set his flat on fire before jumping from the second-floor window has been jailed for four years and eight months. Gary Roberts, 52, from Pensarn, Abergele, pleaded guilty to arson reckless as to whether life was endangered...

Investigation after woman in 80s dies in Penarth fire

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  • August 10, 2015
An elderly woman has died in an early morning fire in the Vale of Glamorgan. The fire broke out at a home in Hastings Close, Penarth, at about 04:15 BST on Sunday. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said a woman in her 80s was pronounced dead at the...

Fishermead house blaze spreads to two more homes

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  • August 10, 2015
A fire that started in a terraced house in Buckinghamshire spread to two more homes. Firefighters were called to Penryn Avenue, in Fishermead, Milton Keynes, just before 15:30 BST. Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said that "everyone" was acco...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-33833693

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  • August 10, 2015
A fire broke out at a derelict hotel in Plymouth for the sixth time this year. The Quality Inn has been empty since January and has been the target of a number of arson attacks. The fire started at about 21:00 BST on Friday and Devon and Somerset Fir...

Fire breaks out at Birmingham's Wholesale Market

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  • August 10, 2015
A fire that sent plumes of smoke into the sky that could be seen across the city centre has badly damaged Birmingham Wholesale Market. The market covers a 21-acre site with 235 stalls selling fish and meat as well as warehousing. It is thought about ...

Jennifer Dornan murder: Victim 'stabbed before home set on fire'

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  • August 10, 2015
Belfast murder victim Jennifer Dornan was stabbed before her house was set on fire, police have said. Detectives revealed new details about the mother-of-three's death at her home in west Belfast at the weekend, as they appealed for help to catch her...

Sonae fire fumes case law firms in malpractice probe

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  • August 6, 2015
Two law firms have been reported for malpractice after compensation action claiming 16,000 people were affected by fumes from a factory fire collapsed. A judge said the firms "preyed on human susceptibility" and signed up people "willy-nilly" after t...

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