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Fatal Pocklington house fire 'not suspicious'

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  • December 29, 2010
A fire at a house in Pocklington in which a 47-year-old woman died is not being treated as suspicious, Humberside Police have said. Crews from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service were called to the house on the town's Edward Street at about 2130 GMT o...

Shrewsbury pub-fire 'wiring fault' suspected

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  • December 29, 2010
An electrical fault is believed to have started a severe fire at a pub in Shrewsbury. Ten customers were evacuated from The Beaten Track in Old Potts Road, at about 2230 GMT on Tuesday when a bar worker reported smelling smoke. Staff along with a man...

Fire damages 300-year-old house in Northamptonshire

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  • December 29, 2010
A fire has severely damaged a 300-year-old thatched house in Northamptonshire. About 30 firefighters were called to Hamilton Lane in Great Brington on Tuesday evening. At its height seven engines and five specialist appliances were dealing with the i...

Woman and dog pulled from River Cherwell

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  • December 29, 2010
A woman and her dog have been rescued after falling through ice on a river in Oxfordshire. Fire and rescue crews were called to the River Cherwell on Tuesday after a passer-by spotted the 39-year-old woman in the water. She had gone out onto the ice ...

Cigarettes fire safety standard 'will save lives'

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  • December 29, 2010
A campaign headed by London Fire Brigade (LFB) has led to a new European safety standard for cigarettes which it believes will save hundreds of lives. All cigarettes made after November 2011 will have special bands which extinguish the tobacco if it ...

Crews put out fire at a bungalow in Chapel St Leonards

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  • December 29, 2010
Two people needed oxygen treatment for smoke inhalation after a kitchen fire in Lincolnshire. Crews from Skegness were called out on Wednesday morning to a bungalow in Acacia Avenue, Chapel St Leonards. The fire, which damaged the kitchen, is being b...

Firefighters tackle large blaze in Chatham

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  • December 29, 2010
Firefighters spent more than seven hours tackling a large fire at a four-storey building in north Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to the property in Railway Street, Chatham, at about 0440 GMT on Wednesday. Firefighters extinguished the...

Leytonstone house fire leaves woman dead

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  • December 29, 2010
A woman has died in a fire at a house in east London. The ground floor was badly damaged at the property in Leybourne Road, Leytonstone, on Tuesday evening. About 10 firefighters were called at about 2130 GMT and they found the woman's body on the gr...

Man dies in fire at ground floor flat in Nelson

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  • December 29, 2010
A man has died in a fire at a flat in Lancashire. The emergency services were called to the property in Essex Street, Nelson, just after 2300 GMT on Tuesday. Fire crews forced their way into the ground floor and first floor flats. They discovered the...

Body found in 'explosion' caravan in west Cornwall

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  • December 29, 2010
A body has been discovered after a caravan in west Cornwall caught fire. Two fire crews were called to the caravan in Sancreed, west of Penzance, after receiving several 999 calls of an explosion at about 2225 GMT. The body was discovered inside afte...

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