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Cilcain shed fire death 'not suspicious'

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  • October 22, 2015
The death of a man in a shed fire is not being treated as suspicious, said North Wales Police. His body was discovered by firefighters called to the blaze at Cilcain, near Mold, just after 16:00 BST on Tuesday. Firefighters from North Wales Fire and ...

Three girls arrested over Chippenham building fire

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  • October 22, 2015
Three girls have been arrested on suspicion of arson over a blaze at an empty building in Chippenham. The 12-year-old, and two 14-year-olds were held on Wednesday and have now bailed while inquiries continue. The former adult education centre in Hung...

Stocksbridge fire crews take on medical emergencies

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  • October 22, 2015
Fire crews in South Yorkshire have been asked to respond to medical emergencies. Stocksbridge fire fighters are first to take part in the the Emergency First Responder (EFR) scheme with Yorkshire Ambulance Service. They will perform basic first aid, ...

Man who died in house fire in Dumfries is named

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  • October 22, 2015
A man found dead in a house fire in Dumfries has been named by police. Michael Farry was pulled out of the first floor flat in Dalswinton Avenue by firefighters on Thursday morning. The alarm was raised at 07:44. The 65-year-old, who was the only occ...

Body recovered after Hertfordshire farm cottage fire

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  • October 22, 2015
A body has been recovered after a blaze at a farm cottage in Hertfordshire, fire officers have said. Eight crews were called at about 06:00 BST on Sunday to tackle a fire at Offley Holes Farm, between Preston and Charlton near Hitchin. It had spread ...

Group 'pelt' fire engine with bricks in Oldham

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  • October 22, 2015
About 20 people threw bricks at a fire engine as its crew tried to put out a fire, police said. Firefighters were called to a bonfire in Oldham at 22:40 BST on Saturday, Greater Manchester Police said. When they attended, a group surrounded the fire ...

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue urged sell £11m HQ to save cash

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  • October 22, 2015
A fire authority has been urged to sell it's £11m HQ rather than close stations and cut staff to save money. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue plans to make about 90 redundancies and close Leicester Central and Kibworth fire stations to make up a short...

Richhill house fire: Pensioner dies two days after rescue

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  • October 22, 2015
A 93-year-old man has died in hospital, two days after he was injured in a fire at his County Armagh home. Firefighers rescued the man and his wife from their bungalow at Richmond Heights in Richhill on Sunday evening. The couple called for help afte...

O2 Arena fire leads to evacuation

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  • October 22, 2015
More than 1,200 people were evacuated from the O2 Arena in London due to a fire at a restaurant. London Fire Brigade said it was called to the arena on Millennium Way, Greenwich, at about 11:15 BST. About 21 firefighters tackled the blaze, which was ...

Newly refurbished South West Train power cable fault caused Windsor fire, says report

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  • October 22, 2015
A fire under a train was caused by loose cables after a refurbished train was reassembled, says a report. A loose joint between three electrical power cables caused an explosion under the sixth carriage of the South West Trains service in January fro...

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