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Azerbaijan fire deaths prompt 'flammable cladding' protest

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  • May 21, 2015
Thousands of people in Azerbaijan have protested on social media at the use of flammable building cladding after a deadly fire at an apartment block. Fifteen people were killed and dozens more were injured in the blaze at the 16-storey block in the c...

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service 'faces £43m funding gap'

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  • May 21, 2015
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is facing a "significant potential funding gap", according to Audit Scotland. The public finance watchdog said a long-term financial strategy was urgently needed. Audit Scotland warned that potential future reduct...

Two women rescued from house fire in Caernarfon

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  • May 21, 2015
Two women have been taken to hospital after being rescued from a house fire in Caernarfon. An investigation is under way into the cause of the house fire on North Penrallt after the alarm was raised at 04:30 BST on Wednesday. Two women aged 27 and 65...

Crew taken off fire boat in Peterhead harbour

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  • May 21, 2015
More than 80 crew members were taken off an offshore support boat which went on fire in Peterhead harbour in the early hours of the morning. About 35 firefighters tackled the blaze aboard the Fugro Symphony. No-one was injured. The Scottish Fire and ...

Azerbaijan fire: Sixteen die in apartment block blaze

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  • May 21, 2015
Reports from Azerbaijan say 16 people have died in a fire at an apartment building in the capital, Baku. More than 50 people were injured. Officials said the bad quality of plastic panelling covering the building contributed to the fire. An investiga...

Cwmbran fire: Man, 49, quizzed over Samantha Thomas murder

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  • May 21, 2015
An investigation into the murder of a woman in a flat fire in Torfaen is continuing. Samantha Thomas, 29, died in the blaze on Shakespeare Road, St Dials, Cwmbran, on Tuesday despite neighbours' frantic attempts to save her. A 49-year-old man, who wa...

Greenwich warehouse fire: 70 firefighters tackle blaze

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  • May 21, 2015
More than 70 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a warehouse in Greenwich, in south-east London. London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called to the warehouse in Lombard Wall, Charlton, at about 16:10 BST. About 10% of the 100m-long (328ft) building wa...

Woman dies in Cwmbran flat fire and man is in hospital

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  • May 21, 2015
A woman has died and a man is being treated in hospital following a serious flat fire in Cwmbran, Torfaen. Crews were called to a block of four flats in the St Dials area of the town at about 06:40 BST on Tuesday. Gwent Police said a woman was pronou...

Dublin house fire: Pensioner dies in hospital

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  • May 21, 2015
A 70-year-old woman has died following a fire at a house in Dublin. Police were alerted to the fire at a house on St Malpas Place in the city shortly after 07:00 local time on Sunday. Emergency services attended the scene and the woman was brought to...

Man in hospital after house fire in Blaenau Ffestiniog

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  • May 21, 2015
A man has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after being rescued from a house fire in Gwynedd in the early hours. A woman was treated at the scene at High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog, by paramedics. She escaped from the fire after ...