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Carryduff house fire: 91-year-old man dies

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  • September 2, 2014
A 91-year-old man has died in a house fire in Carryduff, on the outskirts of Belfast. Fire crews were called to a house off the Hillsborough Road just before 01:00 BST on Tuesday. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but police have said the...

Explosions at Marchwood estate injure firefighters

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  • September 2, 2014
Gas cylinders exploding at an industrial site in Hampshire resulted in five firefighters being injured. Six crews were called to the blaze in Cracknore Hard, Marchwood, Hampshire, on Sunday shortly before 19:30 BST. Four firefighters were treated at ...

Lakes fireworks blast: Two dead were technicians

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  • September 2, 2014
Two people who died in a fireworks explosion in Cumbria were technicians preparing for a wedding party display, the fire brigade said. The bodies of the man and woman were found in a shed where the stored fireworks went up in flames on Saturday. A di...

Paris flats explosion leaves seven dead

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  • September 2, 2014
A seventh body has been recovered after a residential block of flats in Paris was destroyed by an explosion. Authorities have linked the blast to gas and electricity cabling work in the eastern suburb of Rosny-sous-Bois. Another 11 people were hurt i...

Explosions at Marchwood industrial estate fire

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  • September 1, 2014
Explosions were heard at an industrial site in Hampshire when fire caused gas cylinders to blow up. Six crews were called to the blaze in Cracknore Hard, Marchwood, on Sunday shortly before 19:30 BST. Large plumes of smoke could be seen above the bui...

Two bodies found following Ecclerigg fireworks blaze

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  • September 1, 2014
The bodies of a man and a woman have been found following a blaze in a shed containing fireworks. Police were called to the grounds of a house at Ecclerigg, near Windermere, in the Lake District on Saturday afternoon where a function was being held. ...

Woman injured in fire in tent at Electric Picnic

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  • September 1, 2014
A woman has been injured in a fire at a music festival in County Laois. It is understood a fire broke out in the tent she was staying in with a man around 05:00 BST on Saturday. It is believed the couple lit a number of candles before falling asleep ...

Two people hurt in Gwersyllt house fire

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  • September 1, 2014
Two people have been taken to hospital following a house fire in Wrexham. Three fire engines were sent to the scene at Penrhyn Drive, Gwersyllt, after the alarm was raised at 07:33 BST on Saturday. Paramedics took a man aged in his 50s and a woman in...

Tyne and Wear Metro passengers flee power cable scare

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  • August 30, 2014
Tyne and Wear Metro passengers were forced to flee a train after an overhead power cable snapped and made contact with the carriage. The incident, on 11 August, resulted in a shower of sparks and a small fire as the train stood at Walkergate station....

Firefighters tackle Aberdeen blaze in Rosemount Place

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  • August 30, 2014
Dozens of firefighters have tackled a serious blaze in Aberdeen. The fire broke out in the Rosemount Place area on Friday afternoon. Fire, police and ambulance crews were all called to the scene shortly before 14:00. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Serv...