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Bradford mill blaze: Drummonds destroyed by fire

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  • January 31, 2016
About 30 firefighters are still at the scene of a blaze that has destroyed a former mill in Bradford. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue crews worked through the night to contain the fire at Drummonds Mill in Manningham. Ian Bitcon, of West Yorkshire Fir...

Teens admit setting fire to homeless man in Barnstaple

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  • January 31, 2016
Two teenagers have admitted setting fire to a homeless disabled man who was sheltering in a sleeping bag. Exeter Crown Court was shown CCTV footage of a lit piece of cardboard being put on the sleeping bag in Barnstaple's Pannier Market. The boys, wh...

Isle of Wight industrial estate fire caused by welding sparks

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  • January 31, 2016
A fire on an Isle of Wight industrial estate started accidentally when welding sparks came into contact with fuel, a fire service has said. Flames ripped through the site after the fire started in a car workshop at Medina Village, Cowes on Monday. Fo...

East Belfast house fire 'caused by hoverboard'

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  • January 31, 2016
A Belfast family has been left homeless after a fire, which they say was caused by a child's hoverboard. Sharon Massey's home, on Ardgowan Street in east Belfast, was destroyed in the incident. Ms Massey bought a hoverboard for her daughter for Chris...

Langley Mill flat fire: Accused says plan was to 'smash up car'

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  • January 31, 2016
A father accused with his two sons of murdering two teenagers and a baby in a house fire said his only plan that night had been to "smash up a car". Six-month-old Ruby-Grace Gaunt, her mother Amy Smith, 17, and friend Edward Green, 17, died in the ho...

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue to charge for broken lift call outs

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  • January 31, 2016
Firms in Somerset and Devon are to be charged if they repeatedly call the fire service for broken lift rescues. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue has said it costs £303 for a one-hour attendance using one appliance. Neil Blackburn from the service ...

Isle of Wight workshop fire: Homes evacuated and ferries stopped

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  • January 31, 2016
A fire has broken out at a workshop on an industrial estate on the Isle of Wight. Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue said more than 50 firefighters were tackling the blaze at Medina Village on Bridge Road in Cowes. Fifty fibreglass boats are believed to b...

Happy Cabs fire: Man suffers Stapleford taxi firm burns

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  • January 25, 2016
A man was taken to hospital with burns following a fire that destroyed the office of a Nottinghamshire taxi firm. The fire broke out at Happy Cabs in Stapleford at about 22:45 GMT on Saturday. Two adults and three children who escaped from the flat a...

Honda car production in Swindon to go ahead after fire

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  • January 25, 2016
Production at Honda's factory in Wiltshire will go ahead "as normal," following a fire which left two workers needing hospital treatment. Fire crews were called to the Swindon site on Saturday morning. Four fire engines and an aerial unit dealt with ...

Man's body found after Derby house fire

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  • January 25, 2016
A man has died following a house fire in Derby, police have said. Emergency services were called to a property in Walpole Street, in the Chaddesden area of the city, at about 05:40 GMT. The body of the man, who has not yet been identified, was discov...

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