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Llanarthne timber and tyre fire burns throughout the night

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  • November 6, 2015
A large timber and tyre fire has burned throughout the night in Carmarthenshire. Crews from Tumble and Llandeilo were first called to the blaze on a farm in Maesybont, Llanarthne, at 20:40 GMT on Thursday. A "Cold Cut Cobra" ultra-high pressure water...

Hundreds of homes without power after substation fire

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  • November 6, 2015
About 500 homes were left without power after a fire at an electrical substation. Emergency services were called to the substation in Inchoch Street, Garthamlock, at about 17:00 on Wednesday. Scottish Power said about half of the properties affected ...

Bracknell TV firm's blaze-hit building collapses

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  • November 6, 2015
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at an industrial estate in Berkshire. The fire broke out at TV production company NEP Visions Ltd at the Western Industrial Estate in Bracknell, shortly after 22:00 GMT on Tuesday. The blaze has caused the building t...

Bucharest nightclub fire: Three owners arrested

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  • November 6, 2015
Three owners of a nightclub in Romania where 31 people died in a fire on Friday have been arrested for suspected manslaughter, prosecutors say. The men were questioned for several hours about the Bucharest blaze, which started when fireworks were set...

Romania protesters prompt PM Ponta's fall after nightclub fire

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  • November 6, 2015
Victor Ponta announced his resignation hours after one of the biggest protests Romania's capital has seen in the past 25 years. More than 20,000 people, most of them young, took to the streets of Bucharest, calling for him to go, days after the death...

Plas Madoc fire: Four teenagers charged with centre arson

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  • November 6, 2015
Four teenagers have been charged with arson after a fire at Wrexham's Splash Magic Leisure Centre in Acrefair. The youths, aged between 14 and 16, have been bailed and are set to appear before a youth court at a later date. The fire at the Plas Madoc...

Ex-minister David Wynn found dead after Cilcain shed fire

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  • November 6, 2015
A fire broke out in the shed of a retired clergyman while he was welding, an inquest has heard. The body of David Wynn, 79, was found outside the shed at his home in Cilcain, Flintshire, on 20 October. An inquest opening in Ruthin heard on Monday Mr ...

Northern Ireland fire crews attend 113 Halloween incidents

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  • November 6, 2015
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) attended 113 incidents at Halloween, which it says is a slight increase on last year. It said the majority of the incidents on Saturday were located in the Southern Command Area (36%). Most involve...

Truro three-storey building blaze tackled by fire crews

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  • November 6, 2015
Dozens of firefighters tackled a blaze at a three-storey building in Truro, in Cornwall, amid fears it could spread to neighbouring properties. The cause of the fire at Cafe Cleopatra in St Mary's Street, which started at about 05:00 GMT, is unknown....

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