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Harlow fire deaths: Police 'desperate' for clues over family of six

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  • October 22, 2015
An investigation into a fire which killed six members of a family has been "one of the most difficult and challenging", Essex Police has said. Three years after Sabah Usmani and her five children died in the blaze in Barn Mead, Harlow, the force has ...

Murder inquiry after man dies in Barnet fire

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  • October 22, 2015
Police have launched a murder investigation after a man died in a fire on Monday morning. Emergency services found 55-year-old David McKenna unresponsive at a ground floor flat in Finch Close, Barnet. He was pronounced dead at 06:51 BST. Next of kin ...

Fatal Littlehampton house fire 'caused by smoking'

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  • October 22, 2015
A fire in which a woman died and two others were injured in West Sussex is thought to have been caused by smoking materials, the fire service said. West Sussex Fire and Rescue was called to the "ferocious fire" in the terraced house in Harwood Road, ...

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...

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