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Man dies after Blackpool house fire

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  • July 26, 2015
A man has died following a fire at his home in Blackpool. Crews from Lancashire Fire and Rescue service were called to the house in Warbreck Hill Road just before 08:40 BST. The victim, believed to be in his 40s, was treated by paramedics at the scen...

Huge fire destroys Las Vegas luxury hotel roof

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  • July 26, 2015
One person has been take to hospital with minor burns after a large rooftop fire at a luxury hotel lit up the Las Vegas skyline. The fire burned through rooftop cabanas and artificial trees at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel. See Video Report.......

Electrical fire caused Cotgrave industrial estate explosion

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  • July 26, 2015
An electrical fire was the cause of an explosion at an industrial estate in Nottinghamshire. The blaze broke out on Thursday night in a unit on Hollygate Lane in Cotgrave. A witness described an explosion and fire at the estate as looking "like Armag...

Tonypandy pub arsonists broke in to start fire, say police

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  • July 26, 2015
A fire which ripped through three floors of a disused pub in Rhondda Cynon Taff was started deliberately, police have said. Fire crews were called to The Central hotel on Clydach Road in Blaenclydach at about 19:25 BST on Friday. Det Insp Dinlle Fran...

Marylebone pub fire: The Beehive pub engulfed in flames

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  • July 26, 2015
A fire has ripped through a Victorian pub in Marylebone, central London. It started at about 10:30 BST and engulfed half of the second floor, part of the third floor and part of the roof at The Beehive in Montagu Row. About 60 firefighters attended a...

Pilot spots Dorset farm fire from the air

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  • July 26, 2015
A pilot alerted fire crews to a fire after spotting plumes of smoke from 3,000ft (914m) in the air in Dorset. His message was relayed via Bournemouth Airport and crews were sent to three barns which were "well alight" between Compton Valence and Wint...

North Yorkshire Fire begins cuts consultation

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  • July 26, 2015
North Yorkshire Fire Service has begun a consultation on reducing the number of full-time staff, using more part-time crews and smaller vehicles. The planned changes, which would affect six of the county's 39 fire stations, follow a review and if ado...

Tommy Sheldon car fire death: Mum admits killing

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  • July 26, 2015
The mother of a five-year-old boy from Southampton who died in a car fire has pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Tommy Sheldon died two weeks after being pulled from the burning car in Hursley, Hampshire, in A...

Unknown hero saves woman from fire with stacked wheelie bins

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  • July 26, 2015
A mystery hero who made a "wheelie-bin ladder" to rescue a woman from a burning house in Greater Manchester has been praised by firefighters. The man spotted smoke coming from an upstairs window at the house in Tower Street, Heywood about 03:50 BST. ...

Man dies following Denaby Main house fire

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  • July 26, 2015
A man in his 60s has died in hospital following a house fire in Doncaster. Firefighters were called to Church Road in Denaby Main at about 19.10 BST on Sunday after a neighbour reported seeing smoke coming from the property. South Yorkshire Fire and ...