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Preston city centre fire tackled by 80 firefighters

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  • November 23, 2015
Eighty firefighters worked throughout the night to bring a large fire in Preston under control. The fire started in the early hours in an industrial unit on Crook Street off Ribbleton Lane in the city centre. Police say a number of roads were closed ...

One in hospital following fire at Inverness bar

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  • November 23, 2015
One person has been taken to hospital after a fire at a bar in Inverness. Fire crews were called to the Hootananny venue in Church Street at about 17:20 on Monday following reports of an explosion. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said fir...

Prestatyn landlord Jay Liptrot on trial over fire deaths

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  • November 23, 2015
A Denbighshire landlord failed to put "basic safety precautions" in place at a flat where five people died in a fire, a court has heard. Jay Liptrot, 43, owned the Prestatyn property where neighbour Melanie Smith set a pushchair alight following a ro...

Manchester's London Road Fire Station sold to developers

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  • November 23, 2015
A landmark former fire station in Manchester is to be redeveloped after a long campaign. The Grade II-listed London Road Fire Station in the city centre has been empty for about 14 years after plans to turn it into a hotel were shelved. The building ...

Woman rescued from Falkirk home after cigarette fire

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  • November 23, 2015
Firefighters rescued a woman from her home in Falkirk after a cigarette sparked a blaze in her living room. The woman suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital after the fire shortly before 11:00 on Sunday. Crews from Falkirk and Bo'ness we...

Two men treated in hospital after flat fire in Hamilton

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  • November 23, 2015
Two men have been treated in hospital following a fire at a flat in Hamilton. Fire crews were called to the property, in the South Lanarkshire town's Grammar School Square, at about 03:15. They extinguished the blaze and confirmed everyone was safe b...

Southampton school fire started by laser cutting machine

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  • November 16, 2015
A blaze broke out at a public school after a laser-cutting machine overheated. The "recently serviced and relatively new" device, at King Edward VI School in Southampton, caught fire at about 10:45 GMT on Friday. Headteacher Julian Thould said the fi...

Woman rescued from care home fire in Barking

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  • November 16, 2015
An unconscious woman has been rescued after a fire tore through the ground floor of an east London care home. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus saved the 43-year-old woman from the property on Beccles Drive in Barking just after 01:00 GMT on F...

Reminder over working fire alarms after Stonehaven rescue

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  • November 16, 2015
A reminder about the importance of working smoke alarms has been issued after a man had to be rescued from a house fire in Stonehaven. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews were called out on Friday evening after a neighbour raised the alarm. The ma...

South and West Yorkshire Fire services may merge to save money

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  • November 16, 2015
Fire services in South and West Yorkshire could be merged in a bid to save money. Plans to combine the forces, revealed by the Yorkshire Post, have been put forward as one of a range of options. South Yorkshire Fire Authority say the proposal may be ...

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