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France media: national radio station catches fire

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  • October 31, 2014
A major fire has forced the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris, interrupting programmes. Thick columns of smoke poured from Maison de la Radio just west of the Eiffel Tower, making the fire visible right across the French capit...

Stafford fireworks fire: Two missing, man arrested

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  • October 31, 2014
Two people are missing after a large blaze at a fireworks warehouse that saw two people taken to hospital. Dramatic bursts of fireworks and thick smoke could be seen as the fire burned in Stafford on Thursday night. Although the blaze at the unit of ...

Fire at Beach hotel in Downings

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  • October 31, 2014
Two men have been taken to hospital after a fire in a hotel in County Donegal. It started in a bedroom in the Beach Hotel in Downings early in the morning but fire crews managed to contain the blaze.  The men were taken to Letterkenny General hospit...

Great Yarmouth fire deaths: Woman was stabbed in neck

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  • October 31, 2014
A woman who was found dead following a house blaze in Norfolk had been stabbed in the neck, police said. The bodies of Mariama Njie-Jallow, 37, and Mbye Jallow, 56, were found inside a house on Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth, on Sunday afternoon. A p...

Fire Risk Assessments Member's debate

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  • October 31, 2014
Labour MSP Michael McMahon led a members' business debate on fire risk assessments and marking the anniversary of the Rosepark Nursing Home tragedy on 29 October 2014. See Video of debate........... Reproduced under licence from BBC News © 2014 BBC...

Lonan church closed due to 'risk of fire'

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  • October 31, 2014
A Manx church has been closed after being found to have electrical problems that put it "at risk of fire", the Diocese of Sodor and Man have said. A survey of Lonan's All Saints Church said it posed "a risk to life" as it was in danger of catching fi...

Four people escape from house fire in Dundonald

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  • October 31, 2014
Four people have escaped from a house fire in South Ayrshire. Emergency services were called to the blaze at the mid-terrace house in the Dundonald area at 03:17 on Thursday. Firefighters and paramedics treated the four people at the scene before cre...

Man dies in Rodborough Common car fire

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  • October 31, 2014
A man has died in a car fire in Gloucestershire, police have said. Officers were called by the fire service to a 4x4 vehicle alight on Rodborough Common, Stroud at 04:55 GMT.  They found a body in the car shortly afterwards. The circumstances of his...

'Brave' Londonderry men rescue neighbours from chip pan fire

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  • October 31, 2014
Two men have been praised for rescuing their neighbours from a burning flat in Derry after a chip pan caught fire.  The fire happened at a flat in the Meadowview Crescent area of Rosemount at about 19:00 GMT on Wednesday. Charlie McAdams, 60, and Re...

New fire training plane opens at Edinburgh Airport

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  • October 31, 2014
A new fire and rescue training rig the size of a Boeing Dreamliner aircraft has been opened at Edinburgh Airport. The £1.3m facility is the biggest in the country and will allow firefighters from across the world to train. The facility was officiall...