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Kumbakonam: Ten convicted for India school fire which killed 94

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  • July 30, 2014
A court in India has found 10 people guilty for a school fire in which 94 children were burnt alive in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in 2004. The owner, headmistress and the principal of the Kumbakonam school are among those convicted. They are ex...

No one hurt in large fire at tenement flats in Gourock

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  • July 30, 2014
An investigation is under way into the cause of a large fire at a three-storey block of tenement flats in Gourock. Emergency services were called to the blaze, in the Inverclyde town's Royal Street, at about 03:00 on Tuesday. Fire crews found the top...

'Fear spread' among passengers after smoke on Tube train

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  • July 30, 2014
Panic spread among Tube passengers as people tried to escape a locked train when smoke and the smell of burning was detected, an accident report found. The Central line train was stopped in Holland Park station during the Notting Hill carnival last y...

Huge blaze spreads at fuel storage depot in Tripoli

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  • July 30, 2014
  It comes hours after the authorities appealed for international assistance to try to contain the blaze. The government blames clashes between rival militias for starting the fire, which it says may cause a humanitarian and environmental disaster. ...

Ewan Williamson death: Fire service faces trial over death

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  • July 30, 2014
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service faces a trial, accused of health and safety breaches following the death of an Edinburgh firefighter. Ewan Williamson died in July 2009 after becoming trapped while tackling a blaze at the Balmoral Bar on Dalry Ro...

Concern over Hampshire police and fire services' shared HQ

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  • July 30, 2014
A firefighters' union has expressed concern about services being "watered down" if facilities in Hampshire are shared with police. The police and fire service plan to share headquarters in a bid to improve joint working and save money. About 100 seni...

Four rescued from fire at flats in Chapelhall

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  • July 30, 2014
Four people have been rescued from a block of flats in North Lanarkshire after a fire broke out in the close. Crews were sent to the flats in McPherson Crescent, Chapelhall, shortly before 00:30 on Monday. Ladders were used to remove four people from...

Three die as car bursts into flames on Wiltshire's A350

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  • July 30, 2014
Three people died when their car caught fire as it came off a main road in Wiltshire and hit a hedge. The crash, which happened just before 05:45 BST near Semington, involved a silver Volvo that was heading towards Westbury on the A350 from Melksham....

Two California wildfires destroy 10 homes

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  • July 30, 2014
Two fast-moving wildfires in California have destroyed 10 homes and have forced the evacuation of hundreds more, US officials say. In the Sacramento region, a fire has spread to cover an area of about 4,000 acres, while another blaze threatens homes ...

Supercharging the humble 999 call with streaming video

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  • July 30, 2014
I recently went along to the West Midlands Fire Service HQ in Birmingham to hear them discuss some new ideas they've been looking at to "supercharge" the traditional 999 emergency call. A year ago, the service was still dealing with one of the larges...