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Man dies in Aylesbury flat fire

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  • November 1, 2015
A man has died after a fire in a flat in Buckinghamshire. The victim, believed to be in his 40s or 50s, was unconscious when he was rescued from the blaze, which started in a bedroom of a first-floor flat on Ellen Road at about 01:20 GMT on Friday. F...

Keynsham fire station shuts down after budget cuts

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  • November 1, 2015
Keynsham fire station is permanently closing as part of wider efforts by Avon Fire and Rescue to re-organise the service in the Bristol area. The closure announced last February will see five stations closing down and merged with other sites. Assista...

Fifty evacuated after tower block fire in Kensington

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  • November 1, 2015
Firefighters have rescued 50 people from a burning tower block in west London after a fire on the third floor. Sixteen people have been taken to hospital as a precaution, the London Fire Brigade said. Two people escaped from their balconies by ladder...

Bucharest nightclub fire leaves Romania stunned

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  • November 1, 2015
Twenty-seven people - mostly teenagers and young people - have been killed after fire broke out at a nightclub in Bucharest, officials say. The blaze took hold at the Colectiv club on Friday night, causing a stampede for the exit. Emergency response ...

Philippines market fire 'kills 15 traders' in Zamboanga

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  • November 1, 2015
Fifteen traders including six children have been killed in a fire at a public market in the Philippines, police say. About 13 others were injured in the blaze at a market in the southern city of Zamboanga. The fire began when sparks from low-hanging ...

Man in hospital after caravan fire at Bryngwran, Anglesey

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  • November 1, 2015
A man has been taken to hospital with minor burns following a fire at a static caravan on Anglesey. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to the blaze near High Street, Bryngwran, at 00:05 GMT on Saturday. A service spokeswoman said the fire...

Cumberland Infirmary fire safety order removed

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  • November 1, 2015
An enforcement notice put in place over fire safety concerns at a Cumbrian hospital has been removed. Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary opened in 2000 and was the first built under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service i...

Several hurt after plane engine catches fire in Florida

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  • November 1, 2015
Fifteen people were injured when a plane's engine caught fire as it taxied for take-off from an airport in Florida. The Dynamic Airways Boeing 767 was on the runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, preparing for departure to Venezu...

Cross-Channel P&O ferry fire blamed on worn pressure valve

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  • November 1, 2015
A fire in the engine room of a cross-Channel ferry travelling from Dover to France was caused by a worn pressure valve, a report found. The blaze on board P&O's Pride of Canterbury vessel broke out as it docked in Calais on 29 September 2014. It ...

Wrexham man charged with arson after cars fire in Hightown

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  • November 1, 2015
A 38-year-old man has been charged with seven counts of arson following a spate of car fires in Wrexham. Seven cars were set on fire in the Hightown area of the town on Saturday. Det Ch Insp Neil Harrison said the man, from Wrexham, was arrested on W...

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