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Essex fireman Mark Wilson charged over indecent assault claims

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  • June 22, 2015
A senior fireman has been charged with five counts of indecent assault in connection with alleged incidents in the late 1980s and 90s. Mark Wilson, 51, from Thorley Park, Bishop's Stortford, appeared before Chelmsford Magistrates' Court earlier. The ...

Three dead and five hurt in Derbyshire flat fire

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  • June 22, 2015
Three people have died and five have been injured in a flat fire in Derbyshire. One resident who managed to escape dropped his son into the arms of a neighbour before fire crews arrived just after 04:00 BST. A man, a woman, and a young girl were pron...

Bletchley MJ's American Diner restaurant fire: Man rescued

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  • June 22, 2015
A man has been carried to safety from a fire that has closed a restaurant near Milton Keynes. Thirty firefighters tackled the blaze at MJ's American Diner on Chandos Place in Bletchley, which began at about 10:00 BST. Buckinghamshire Fire Service sai...

India hotel fire kills 10 in Pratapgarh

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  • June 22, 2015
At least 10 people have been killed and several others were injured when a fire that broke out in a hotel in northern India, police said. The fire broke out just before 05:00 local time [23:30GMT] on Friday in a restaurant and spread to the hotel nex...

Rape acquitted fire chief Sean Frayne to retire

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  • June 22, 2015
A chief fire officer who was unanimously cleared of a rape charge earlier this year has accepted an offer to retire from his post. Sean Frayne, of Fixby, Huddersfield, will be granted paid leave for the remaining months of his contract with Derbyshir...

300 fire fighters tackle Alaska wildfires

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  • June 22, 2015
Over 300 firefighters are helping to tackle huge wildfires that have destroyed thousands of trees across Alaska. Many people have had to move from their homes. The thick plumes of smoke can be seen for miles. Fire fighters say hot weather, a lack of ...

Dunmurry fire: Three families left homeless

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  • June 22, 2015
Three families have been left homeless after a large fire spread through several houses on the outskirts of Belfast, causing a oil tank explosion. It is believed the blaze started in a garden shed in Sunnyhill Park, Dunmurry at 03:50 BST and spread t...

Warning after e-cigarette charger sparks house fire

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  • June 22, 2015
Firefighters have urged people to keep e-cigarettes away from flammable materials after a charger overheated and sparked a house fire. A man was treated for smoke inhalation after the blaze in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, on Friday night. Mid and West...

Wigan flats fire: Sixty homes destroyed in blaze

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  • June 22, 2015
Dozens of families have been told they "may never be able to enter their homes again" after a major fire destroyed 60 flats in Wigan. About 50 firefighters remain at the six-storey Wharfside block, on Heritage Way, after the blaze broke out on the to...

France basilica fire: Saint-Donatien in Nantes in ruins

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  • June 22, 2015
A huge fire has destroyed part of the 19th Century basilica of Saint-Donatien in the French city of Nantes. The blaze broke out on Monday after morning Mass, with worshippers evacuated from the building, Rev Benoit Bertrand told local media. Around 4...