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Fire in Chinese capital kills 17 people

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  • April 24, 2011
A fire has swept through a four-storey building in the Chinese capital, Beijing, killing at least 17 people. State media said 24 others were hurt. The authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze, in the southern suburb of Daxing. Safety stan...

Smoke billows from Bryncethin industrial estate blaze

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  • April 24, 2011
Black smoke pours from the fire at the Brynmenyn Industrial Estate, Bryncethin Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at an industrial estate on the outskirts of Bridgend. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said building materials caught fire at th...

Fire crews tackle Dartmoor blaze

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  • April 24, 2011
Firefighters have been tackling a large grass fire on Dartmoor. Appliances from Chagford, Bovey Tracey, Princetown and Tavistock were called to the fire about one mile west of the Fernworthy Reservoir. A police helicopter helped direct firefighting c...

Historic barn in Cambridgeshire destroyed in fire

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  • April 24, 2011
An historic barn in Cambridgeshire, which was converted into a wedding venue, has been destroyed by a fire. The fire started at Great Wilbraham Hall Barn, near Cambridge, at 0300 BST, about three hours after wedding guests had left a party there. Cam...

Arrest over deaths of Helena and Ryan O'Dwyer in Cork

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  • April 24, 2011
A 22-year-old man has been arrested in Cork city centre in connection with a fire that killed a woman and her nephew in Cork. The man has been arrested on suspicion of arson. Helena O'Dwyer, 25, and her five-year-old nephew Ryan O'Dwyer died in the b...

Man flees Portslade cannabis factory fire

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  • April 24, 2011
A man who fled a house fire in Sussex as a cannabis factory was discovered by firefighters is being sought by police. Fire crews were called to the property in Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, on Friday afternoon by neighbours who had seen smoke coming ...

Southgate Asda store evacuated during fire

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  • April 24, 2011
A supermarket in north London was evacuated when a fire broke out overnight. About 35 nightshift workers had to leave the Asda store in Chase Side, Southgate, when the blaze started at about 0300 BST. Four crews were sent to deal with the fire which ...

Woman and child die in Cork fire

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  • April 24, 2011
A woman and a five-year-old child have died in a house fire in Cork. The blaze broke out at 0315 BST at a property in the Mahon area of the city. It is understood that eight people were in the house on Nutley Avenue. Six managed to escape, but a 25-y...

Walthamstow fire: Crews still at industrial estate

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  • April 24, 2011
Fire crews remain at the scene of a huge blaze which destroyed two warehouses on an industrial estate in east London. The fire started at the site in Billet Road, Walthamstow, on Friday. At its height 100 firefighters tackled the flames and they have...

Fire at Salcombe waterside property

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  • April 24, 2011
Firefighters used water from the sea and a swimming pool to get a fire under control at a waterside house in the Devon resort of Salcombe Firefighters used water from the sea and a swimming pool to get a fire under control at a waterside property in...

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