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Bristol city student flats hit by major fire

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  • October 13, 2015
A major fire has ripped through the roof of a block of student accommodation in Bristol city centre. Dozens of calls were received about the fire which has damaged the fifth floor and roof space of the University of Bristol building in Colston Street...

Large fire damages Manchester city centre CWS building

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  • October 13, 2015
A seven-storey building in Manchester city centre has been damaged in a large fire. About 50 firefighters were called to the former CWS building, next to the Printworks near Victoria railway station. Plumes of smoke were seen across the city after it...

Woman dies in Littlehampton house fire

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  • October 13, 2015
A woman has died and two other people have been injured following a fire at a terraced house in West Sussex. West Sussex Fire and Rescue said crews were called to a "ferocious fire" in the kitchen of the property in Harwood Road, Littlehampton, at 12...

Herdman's Mill fire: Crews tackle blaze in Sion Mills

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  • October 13, 2015
More than 60 firefighters tackled a "significant" fire at a disused mill in County Tyrone. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a report of a blaze at Herdman's Mill in Sion Mills at about 14:00 BST on Sunday. The fire quickl...

Investigation into Northampton house fire death

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  • October 13, 2015
Investigations are under way into a house fire in Northampton after a man was found dead. Fire officers were called to the house on Rothersthorpe Road on Thursday and found the body of a man who has been named locally as Robert Chester. Neighbours sa...

County Dublin fire: Ten people die in blaze at travellers' site

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  • October 13, 2015
Ten people, including a number of children, have died in a fire at a travellers' site in the Republic of Ireland. Emergency services were called to the Glenamuck Road in Carrickmines, County Dublin, at about 04:00 local time on Saturday. Among those ...

Forest fire risk for Indonesia's orangutans

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  • October 13, 2015
There are fears for the safety hundreds of vulnerable orangutans in Indonesia, as forest fires continue to rage across the country. Conservationists are trying to move them to safety. Indonesia's president has asked for international assistance to pu...

Hometide House in Lee-on-the-Solent hit by 'severe' fire

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  • October 13, 2015
A man was taken to hospital after a "very severe fire" destroyed a second floor flat in a retirement home. Fifty residents were evacuated from Hometide House in Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, Hampshire, at about 10:00 BST. Fire crews, Hampshire Constabu...

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