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Pensioner dies following house fire in Burnbank

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  • September 14, 2014
A pensioner has died following a house fire in Hamilton. The man, thought to have been 77, was rescued from the blaze in George Court, in the Burnbank area, but died later in hospital. Firefighters were called to the scene just before 18:55 on Tuesda...

Fire crews attend chemical incident near Edinburgh Airport

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  • September 14, 2014
Firefighters have been tackling a chemical incident near Edinburgh Airport. The alarm was raised at about noon at the UPS base on Turnhouse Road. A propane cylinder had caused a gas cloud inside the building which firefighters managed to vent without...

Manchester Dogs' Home fire: Teenager is given bail

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  • September 14, 2014
A 15-year-old boy has been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of starting the Manchester Dogs' Home fire. The blaze, which was tackled by more than 30 firefighters, killed about 60 animals, police have said. More than 150 dogs were rescued from...

Manchester Dogs' Home blaze kills dozens of animals

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  • September 14, 2014
A blaze that swept through a dogs' home has now claimed the lives of 60 animals, police have said. More than 150 dogs were rescued from the fire, which broke out at Manchester Dogs' Home in Moss Brook Road in Harpurhey on Thursday evening. A 15-year-...

University of Nottingham blaze: Sixty firefighters at scene

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  • September 14, 2014
Sixty firefighters are tackling a large blaze at the University of Nottingham. The fire started in the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) building on Triumph Road, Radford, which was under construction. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue tweeted: "Help our crews by ...

Person dies in Neath house fire

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  • September 11, 2014
One person has died in a fire in a house in Neath early on Wednesday morning, say South Wales Police. The blaze broke out at a house on London Road just before 07:00 BST. Police and fire investigation officers will be investigating the cause of the f...

Swindon murder inquiry after fire death

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  • September 11, 2014
A murder inquiry is under way after a man who was rescued from a burning property in Swindon died from his injuries. Fire crews were called to reports of a blaze at a home in Albion Street just after 21:00 BST on Wednesday. They rescued the man and c...

Warwickshire fire appliance cuts in three towns could be scrapped

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  • September 11, 2014
Plans to halve the number of fire appliances in three Warwickshire towns could be scrapped. Nuneaton, Leamington Spa and Rugby were each due to lose one appliance as the fire service tries to save £2.4m over the next four years. Chief Fire Officer A...

Damian Clough fire death: new police appeal

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  • September 11, 2014
More than five years after a 12-year-old boy was killed in a fire, West Yorkshire Police have appealed for new information in the case. Damian Clough, who had autism, died in the blaze in Kinara Close, Stocksbridge, Keighley, in April 2009. Det Supt ...

Sao Paulo favela fire leaves thousands homeless

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  • September 11, 2014
A large fire has destroyed part of a favela in the Campo Belo district of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Almost 500 homes were destroyed and more than 2,000 people have been left homeless but only one person was reportedly taken to hospital, suffering from smok...