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Investigation into fatal flat fire in Hull

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  • July 9, 2011
A man has died after a fire at a flat in Hull. Firefighters were called to the seventh-floor property on Valiant Drive off Barham Road at about 0850 BST. A spokesman for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said the man, believed to be in his 60s, was ...

Firefighters rescue woman from Swindon tower block

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  • July 9, 2011
A woman has been rescued from the 17th floor of a tower block in Swindon after a fire started in her flat. Emergency services were called to the David Murray John building in the town centre at 0800 BST after reports the woman was trapped. Wiltshire ...

Person evacuated after flash floods hit Llanidloes

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  • July 9, 2011
One person was evacuated from their home in Powys following heavy rain, which also affected roads. Firefighters helped the person to safety in Cwmdu, Llanidloes, after receiving 10 calls from concerned residents from 1700 BST on Friday. Three crews w...

Castleford gas explosion: 27-year-old man arrested

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  • July 9, 2011
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a gas explosion which wrecked a row of houses in Castleford. It was suspected the blast on Rhodes Street, Hightown, early on Friday was linked to a theft of copper cabling. About 30 people were f...

Man is treated after fire at Thurlestone hotel

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  • July 9, 2011
A man was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at a hotel in South Devon. Four fire engines and a turntable ladder were called to the four star Thurlestone Hotel in Thurlestone, near Kingsbridge at about 0305 BST. Devon and Somerset Fire and...

River Medway houseboat man dies after fire

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  • July 9, 2011
A 49-year-old man has died after being rescued from a fire on a houseboat on the River Medway in Kent. Emergency services were called to the boat beside St Peter's Street in Maidstone just after 0200 BST. The man was rescued from the vessel and a fir...

River Medway houseboat man dies after fire

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  • July 9, 2011
A 49-year-old man has died after being rescued from a fire on a houseboat on the River Medway in Kent. Emergency services were called to the boat beside St Peter's Street in Maidstone just after 0200 BST. The man was rescued from the vessel and a fir...

Two Newark women hurt as lightning hits house

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  • July 9, 2011
Two women have been taken to hospital after a house in Newark was struck by lightning. Part of a bedroom at the property on Robert Dukeson Avenue collapsed and the roof was also damaged. The lightning strike also caused a small fire after it spread t...

Beko fridge-freezer fires began four years ago

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  • July 9, 2011
Some faulty Beko fridge-freezers began catching fire as long ago as 2007, the BBC has learned. Nevertheless most consumers were only warned this week that some of their appliances were potentially lethal. The Fire Brigade said 15 people had been inju...

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