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British Airways plane catches fire in Las Vegas

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  • September 12, 2015
A British Airways plane bound for London has caught fire at Las Vegas airport, forcing the evacuation of 170 people on board on emergency slides. Airport officials said at least 14 people were taken to hospital with minor injuries. US Federal Aviatio...

Milton Keynes house fire leaves two children in hospital

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  • September 12, 2015
Two young children have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a home in Milton Keynes. The blaze at Finsbury Chase in the Monkston Park area of the town began just after 08:00 BST. The roof of the terraced house has partially collapsed and...

Prince Edward opens new Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ

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  • September 12, 2015
The new headquarters for the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) have been officially opened by Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. He met staff and toured the new site in Newsham Court, Calcot. Chief fire officer Andy Fry described the pr...

Sudbury fire: Rescue effort as 'major fire' hits town

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  • September 7, 2015
People have been rescued from homes in the centre of a market town after a major fire broke out, police said. Emergency services were called to Market Hill, in Sudbury, Suffolk, at about 18:25 BST after reports people were trapped. Police said a "ful...

Man dies after St Leonards house fire

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  • September 7, 2015
A man has died in a fire on the first floor of a house in East Sussex. Firefighters, police and ambulance crews were called to the property in Hollington Old Lane, St Leonards, at 02:00 BST. The man was recovered from the house but was later pronounc...

Fire crews rescue person from blaze at Newcastle Emlyn

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  • September 7, 2015
One person has been rescued during a house fire in west Wales. Crews were called to Bryngwyn, Newcastle Emlyn, shortly before 05:00 BST, said Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Firefighters from Newcastle Emlyn, Cardigan and Llandysul dealt ...

Homes evacuated as Oxford tyre fire spreads

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  • September 7, 2015
Residents were forced to leave their homes overnight after a large fire in the yard of a tyre fitting company spread to office buildings in Oxford. About 45 firefighters tacked the blaze, which involved a number of vehicles and several tonnes of tyre...

Penistone fatal fire: Boys' deaths 'not predictable'

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  • September 7, 2015
The "deliberate and devastating" actions of a newly-divorced father who killed his two sons in a house fire could not have been predicted, a serious case review has found. Jack and Paul Sykes, aged 12 and nine, died when their father Darren, 44, set ...

Essex fire service review finds 'dangerous and pervasive bullying'

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  • September 7, 2015
A review into claims of an "intimidatory culture" at a fire service has found "dangerous and pervasive bullying" at every level. The independent cultural review was commissioned by Essex Fire Authority after reports of incidents which threatened the ...

Venezuela prison fire: Tocuyito blaze kills 17

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  • September 7, 2015
Seventeen people have been killed and another 11 injured in a fire at a prison in Venezuela. The cause of the blaze at Tocuyito jail near the city of Valencia is still being investigated. Inmates said an electrical fault was to blame but investigator...

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