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Two people in critical condition after Glasgow flats fire

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  • November 23, 2015
Two people are in a critical condition in hospital after a fire at a block of flats in Glasgow. Eight people were hospitalised with smoke inhalation after the blaze at Lendel Place in the Govan area. Police said a 42-year-old man and a 28-year-old wo...

Man charged after Peterhead harbour boat fire

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  • November 23, 2015
A man has been charged in relation to a fire at Peterhead harbour. The incident happened at about 22:30 on Thursday. Two people were rescued from a burning fishing boat About 25 firefighters were involved in tackling the flames aboard the Tranquility...

Coventry's Britannia Hotel evacuated over cupboard fire

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  • November 23, 2015
About 140 people have been evacuated from a hotel due to fire believed to have been started deliberately. The blaze broke out at about 09:00 GMT in a cleaner's cupboard inside the Britannia Hotel, in Coventry, West Midlands Fire Service said. Guests ...

'Serious fire' breaks out at Reading Lake Hotel

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  • November 23, 2015
More than 50 firefighters have tackled a "serious fire" at a lakeside hotel in Reading, the fire service said. The blaze broke out at Reading Lake Hotel, Pingewood, which is close to the M4, at about 11:40 GMT. It is believed the fire started in the ...

China coal mine fire kills 21 - state media

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  • November 23, 2015
A fire at a mine in north-eastern China has killed 21 people, and one person is still missing, state media report. The fire began on Friday at the coal mine run by a state-owned company in Jixi City, Heilongjiang province, Xinhua news agency says. It...

Didcot flat fire leaves four people seriously injured

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  • November 23, 2015
Two adults and two children have been taken to hospital with life-threatening or life-changing injuries after a fire at a flat in Oxfordshire. Firefighters were called after the blaze broke out at about 23:45 GMT on Thursday in Mendip Heights, in Did...

Cumberland Infirmary department shut for a week after fire

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  • November 23, 2015
A Carlisle hospital unit will be shut for at least a week after a washing machine fire caused smoke damage. All non-emergency surgery at the Cumberland Infirmary was suspended on Thursday after fire broke out in the sterile services department. Some ...

Vauxhall Zafira B: London fire callouts 'spike'

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  • November 23, 2015
Callouts to fires involving Vauxhall Zafira B cars have doubled since 2012, London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said. Figures show a "spike" in reports of the model, recently the subject of a recall, catching alight, LFB said. Although other car firms may ...

Waverley Hotel in Perth damaged by fire

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  • November 23, 2015
A fire has cause extensive damage to a derelict hotel in Perth owned by Stagecoach tycoon Ann Gloag. The blaze at the Waverley Hotel, on York Place, started at about 21:40 on Tuesday. Ms Gloag bought the former hotel in 2011 and is hoping to develop ...

Pensioner rescued from house fire in Leith

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  • November 23, 2015
A pensioner has been rescued from a house fire in Edinburgh. The emergency services were called to Hamilton Wynd in Leith at about 11:40. A man in his 60s was brought to safety and treated at the scene by an ambulance rapid response team. He was take...

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