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Fire crews tackle Wigan and Leigh College building blaze

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  • March 30, 2015
Fire crews have spent the night tackling a blaze at a former college building in Wigan. About 40 firefighters went to the fire at the three-storey former Wigan and Leigh College building on Bridgeman Terrace at about 14:30 GMT on Thursday. Incident c...

Tilbury docks fire on grain conveyor at Allied Mills

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  • March 30, 2015
An investigation is under way to find the cause of a fire which broke out at Tilbury docks. Thirteen fire crews from Essex were sent to Allied Mills at Tilbury docks in the early hours of Friday. A spokesman for the fire service said the fire took ho...

Ferocious fire causes New York chaos

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  • March 30, 2015
At least 19 people have been injured after an explosion caused two buildings to collapse in New York City. On Thursday afternoon, more than 200 firefighters converged to battle the resulting blaze that affected four buildings. Mayor Bill de Blasio sa...

Large fire at three scrap yards in Washwood Heath

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  • March 30, 2015
An overnight fire at three scrap yards in Birmingham has been quelled by 30 firefighters. It broke out on Crawford Street and Cranby Street in Washwood Heath at about 23:00 GMT causing damage to multiple vehicles, fire crews said. The fire, which spr...

Two men arrested after Orkney house fire

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  • March 30, 2015
Two men have been arrested following a house fire in Orkney. Police officers and firefighters attended the fire in Kirkwall at 12:34 on Friday. A report on the incident has been sent to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. The men are expe...

Linda Merron: 'Electrical fault' caused fatal Swansea fire

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  • March 25, 2015
The Swansea fire which left Linda Merron dead was caused by an electrical fault, the fire service has said. The blaze broke out at a home on Llangwm estate, near Penplas, in Penlan, just after midnight on Monday. Mrs Merron was later named locally as...

First new fire training facility unveiled in Dundee

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  • March 25, 2015
  The first of a number of new fire service training facilities has been unveiled at Dundee Airport. The £400,000 compartment fire simulator is part of an expanded partnership between the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Highlands and Islands A...

Mortonhall Crematorium fire causes major damag

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  • March 25, 2015
A fire at the Mortonhall Crematorium in Edinburgh has badly damaged one of its buildings, firefighters have confirmed. At least 35 firefighters tackled the blaze which broke out in a roof just before 19:00 on Tuesday. There was nobody in the building...

Fire tackled at Hunterston coal port

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  • March 25, 2015
Fire crews have been tackling a large blaze at the Hunterston coal port in North Ayrshire. Thick black smoke could be seen billowing out of a "well-developed fire" at the deep water facility from about 09:45. Scottish Fire and Rescue said the blaze w...

Elderly woman in hospital after fire

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  • March 25, 2015
An elderly woman has been taken to hospital following a fire at sheltered housing complex in the Scottish Borders. The blaze at a flat at Priorwood Court in Melrose was reported to fire crews just before 04;30. Firefighters used a line of hosereel an...