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Unsafe fridges 'risk lives', warns London Fire Brigade

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  • March 3, 2015
Lives are being put at risk by fires fuelled by fridge freezers insulated with flammable materials, London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said.  It called on manufacturers to fireproof the units as fridge freezer blazes have killed seven people in London si...

Four hurt in petrol station fire in Ladywood, Birmingham

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  • March 3, 2015
Four people have been taken to hospital after suffering burns during a fire at a petrol station in Birmingham.  The blaze happened at the BP garage on Spring Hill, Ladywood, about 11:00 GMT. A fan heater in a store room beside the garage shop caused...

Man dead and one in hospital after Houghton Regis fire

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  • March 3, 2015
A man has died and another has been taken to hospital after a house fire in Houghton Regis. Fire crews were called to the terraced house in Chelsea Gardens just before 01:30 GMT, where the fire had started on the ground floor. A second man, who had a...

Shanty town in Manila burns as Philippine fire safety month begins

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  • March 3, 2015
More than 400 homes have gone up in a flames in a shanty town in the Philippine capital of Manila. It is one of a number of fires that have broken out at the start of the country's fire safety month. Lucas de Jong reports. See Video Report.............

Penistone fire death dad Darren Sykes lured sons with new train set

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  • March 3, 2015
A newly-divorced father lured his two sons to his house with a new model train set before setting fire to the building, killing all three of them. Darren Sykes, 44, from Penistone, South Yorkshire, died in the fire on October 22 along with Paul, nine...

Homes in Alloa evacuated following fire

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  • March 2, 2015
A number of homes had to be evacuated following a fire in Clackmannanshire involving gas cyclinders. The fire broke out in a garage in Churchill Street, Alloa, at about 19:25 on Saturday. Firefighters found the garage and other outbuildings well alig...

Woman in hospital after flat fire in Paisley

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  • March 2, 2015
A woman is being treated in hospital after a fire in a second-floor flat in Paisley. Fire crews responded to the incident in Wellmeadow Street following a 999 call shortly after 07:20. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued the woman be...

Argentina fire chief sacked over Patagonia blaze

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  • March 1, 2015
The head of Argentina's national fire control agency has been sacked as a huge forest fire threatens to engulf a renowned national park in Patagonia. Jorge Barrionuevo was sacked during a visit to the region by the government chief of staff. The fi...

Salford square renamed after city's first fire chief Albert Bentley

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  • March 1, 2015
A square in Salford has been renamed in honour of the city's first fire chief. Albion Place, site of Salford's first fire station, has been renamed after Albert Bentley, who became head of the local fire brigade in 1898. Salford Mayor Ian Stewart s...

Two people taken to hospital after Glasgow house fire

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  • March 1, 2015
Two people have been taken to hospital following a fire at a terraced house in Glasgow's Southside in the early hours of Thursday morning. Crews attended the incident at Blairhall Avenue in Shawlands in response to a 999 call made shortly before 01...