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Dunston house fire leaves woman dead and two men hurt

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  • August 25, 2015
A woman has died and two men are seriously unwell after a fire in a bungalow near Lincoln. Emergency services were called to the property on the corner of Shirley Avenue and Sleaford Road, Dunston, at about 03:00 BST on Monday. The fire victim is bel...

Heated mat for tarantula suspected cause of Warrington fire

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  • August 25, 2015
Five people have been rescued from a fire believed to have been caused by a heated mat for tarantulas. The blaze broke out in a ground-floor flat on Froghall Lane, Warrington, at 05:45 BST, Cheshire Fire Service said. The five residents were rescued ...

Fire at Japan Kawasaki steel plant near Haneda airport

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  • August 25, 2015
A large fire has broken out at a steel plant near Haneda airport south of the Japanese capital, Tokyo. There have been no reports of injuries, say Japanese officials. A fire official told AFP news agency the blaze started at a two-metre-tall (6.7ft) ...

Southend man held in flat fire murder inquiry

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  • August 25, 2015
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after it was revealed a victim found dead in a flat fire in Essex had been attacked. The body of a man, who was in his 60s, was discovered in Cedar Close, Southend, on 8 August. His death had been treate...

Fire breaks out at US-Japanese base of Sagamihara

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  • August 25, 2015
Firefighters in Japan have put out a blaze triggered by an explosion at a US Army base in the city of Sagamihara. There were no reports of injuries. The fire, which broke out after midnight, was extinguished several hours later. It took place at the ...

Man dies in fire at block of flats in Coventry

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  • August 25, 2015
A man has died following a fire at an assisted living complex in Coventry. Emergency crews attended the fire at Wyken Court, off Attoxhall Road, at about 17:20 BST on Saturday. The fire was contained to one flat in the building, according to the ambu...

Car driver dies in New Forest fire engine crash

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  • August 25, 2015
A man has died when a fire engine collided with a car in the New Forest. The crash happened shortly before 23:00 BST on Saturday on the A337 close to the Holland Wood Campsite near Brockenhurst. The driver of a Ford Puma, a man in his 20s, died at th...

Bid to fill Highland fire vacancies

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  • August 25, 2015
Fire chiefs in the Highlands have launched a recruitment drive in a bid to fill dozens of vacancies among part-time fire crews. Many fire stations in rural areas are staffed by firefighters who have their main jobs elsewhere. Scottish Fire and Rescue...

Man jailed for Sowerby Bridge pub fire killing

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  • August 25, 2015
A man who admitted killing a man who died in a pub fire in West Yorkshire has been jailed. Andrew McGow, 50, was pulled unconscious from the blaze at The Wellington Inn on Rochdale Road in Sowerby Bridge on 3 June but died in hospital. Shaun McBride,...

Paris Cite des Sciences museum hit by fire

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  • August 25, 2015
A major fire at one of Europe's biggest science museums, the Cite des Sciences in Paris, has been brought under control after raging for six hours and threatening a large area. A massive plume of black smoke could be seen over the area in northern Pa...