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Topshop Oxford Street branch evacuated over fire fears

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  • February 7, 2016
Hundreds of people were evacuated from Topshop's Oxford Street branch amid reports of a fire on the premises. Shoppers at the central London store said they were asked to leave at about 15:30 GMT after a warning about a blaze in the basement of the b...

'Combustible materials' cause of fatal Morton fire

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  • February 7, 2016
A house fire in which a man died was 'most probably' caused by combustible materials being left too close to a portable electric heater, a fire service has claimed. Firefighters rescued a 69-year-old man from a village farmhouse after being called to...

Two people in 90s dead in Chidham bungalow fire

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  • February 7, 2016
Two people in their 90s have died in a "severe" fire which destroyed a bungalow. The blaze, in Chidham, near Chichester, was reported at 08:35 GMT, West Sussex Fire and Rescue said. Crews arrived in Maybush Drive to find the property "well alight" wi...

Man, 69, dies after Morton house fire

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  • February 7, 2016
A 69-year-old man has died after a house fire in a Derbyshire village. Firefighters found the man inside the farmhouse after being called to Pilsley Road in Morton, near Alfreton, at about 20:45 on Wednesday. They attempted to resuscitate him and par...

Murder charge over 1998 Fraserburgh fire

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  • February 7, 2016
A man has been charged with murder following a fire in Fraserburgh in 1998. The blaze in the Aberdeenshire town's High Street in May that year claimed the life of 43-year-old Gordon Graham. Barry Henderson, 41, from Fraserburgh, was charged with murd...

Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdistan city of Irbil 'kills 19'

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  • February 7, 2016
At least 19 people have died in a fire that ripped through a hotel in Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, officials say. Provincial governor Nawzad Hadi said 14 were from the Philippines, three were Iraqis and one was a Palestinian. One victim has...

Cannabis farm sparks Middlesbrough house fire

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  • February 7, 2016
A cannabis farm being cultivated in a Middlesbrough house led to a fire, police said. Firefighters were called to a property on fire in Falmouth Street on Monday evening. They alerted police when plants with an estimated street value of £150,000 wer...

Family homeless after Indesit tumble dryer causes fire

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  • February 7, 2016
A family from Surrey are homeless after a fire, started by their Indesit tumble dryer, destroyed their property just weeks after they had contacted the manufacturer. Susan Garnham from Guildford spotted flames coming the back of the machine on Saturd...

Microsoft recalls millions of fire-risk power cords

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  • February 7, 2016
Microsoft is recalling more than two million power cords sold with Surface tablets worldwide after 56 reports of them overheating and emitting flames. It has also received five reports of customers receiving electrical shocks. Users should unplug the...

Fire at Ross-on-Wye industrial estate causes "bomb-like" explosions

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  • February 7, 2016
Gas canisters went off "like bombs" during a "serious" fire at an industrial estate. Residents living near the site were advised to keep windows and doors closed while more than 40 firefighters fought the flames from about 17:45 GMT on Wednesday. A p...