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Shropshire firefighter admits being fire starter

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  • November 13, 2015
A part-time firefighter has admitted plotting a series of blazes across Shropshire and Staffordshire. David Pearson, 31, admitted conspiring to damage property by fire between 29 June 2014 and 3 September 2014. He will be sentenced in the new year af...

Frostenden crash: Two dead after car caught fire

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  • November 13, 2015
Two people have died after the car they were travelling in crashed into several trees and caught fire. Fire officers called police to reports of a car fire in Primrose Lane, Frostenden around 01:30 GMT. Once the fire was extinguished, two bodies were...

Burnopfield man and Consett women receive fire bravery awards

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  • November 13, 2015
A man who dragged an injured biker out of a burning crash and a woman who pulled a neighbour clear from a house explosion have received bravery awards. Peter Senior, from Burnopfield, and Caroline Tennant, from Consett, were honoured for their "selfl...

Cwmbran fire: Samantha Thomas died after fridge exploded

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  • November 13, 2015
A woman died in a flat fire after a fridge freezer in the lounge exploded and was turned into a "Bunsen burner", an inquest heard. Neighbours attempted to save 29-year-old Samantha Thomas from the blaze on Shakespeare Road, Cwmbran, on 19 May. She an...

Wokefield Park country hotel in Berkshire hit by major fire

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  • November 13, 2015
Firefighters have been tackling a major fire at a Berkshire hotel. The blaze at Wokefield Park broke out at about 17:30 GMT in a ground floor linen area and spread to the roof. The hotel, made up of an 18th Century building and modern executive centr...

Man dies after Shrewsbury house fire

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  • November 13, 2015
A man has died in a house fire in Shropshire. The blaze in a ground floor utility room in Westbury Road, Shrewsbury, started at about 17:40 GMT on Sunday and was brought under control within an hour. A second man, who went into the property after dis...

China: Fire safety theme park attracts visitors

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  • November 13, 2015
A Chinese city has opened a fire safety "theme park" staffed by local firefighters to help educate people on how to act when confronted with a blaze. The park, called 119 after the Chinese emergency number, is located in an industrial zone in the nor...

Woman dies after Bournemouth flat fire rescue

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  • November 13, 2015
A woman has died in hospital after being rescued from a flat fire in Dorset. Black smoke was seen billowing from the property in Cranleigh Road, Bournemouth, on Sunday afternoon. Firefighters in breathing apparatus entered the flat and managed to res...

Aerial above limit 'almost certainly' caused Channel Tunnel fire

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  • November 13, 2015
An aerial on a lorry that was above Eurotunnel's height limit "almost certainly" started a fire that shut the tunnel, investigators have said. The blaze, which destroyed two lorries, broke out on 17 January. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RA...

Kidderminster fire: Crews tackle 'large' blaze at industrial unit

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  • November 13, 2015
Firefighters remain at an industrial unit in Worcestershire which has been "completely destroyed" in a blaze. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said the fire happened at a site in Broad Street, Kidderminster, where vehicles are stored an...

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