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Woman dies after fire at tenement

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  • November 29, 2011
A woman has died following a fire in a block of flats in Aberdeen. The woman was taken to hospital after a blaze at Alexander Terrace in the Tillydrone area of the city about 23:00 on Monday. She later died. Twenty one people were forced to leave the...

Fire damages former Top Hat nightclub in Cwmtillery

  • News Item
  • November 29, 2011
Fire crews have tackled a blaze at a former nightclub in Cwmtillery, Blaenau Gwent. The alarm was raised at the Top Hat Club near Abertillery on Monday afternoon. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service officers will return to inspect the scene later on ...

Australia probe into iPhone 'fire' on plane

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  • November 29, 2011
Australian air safety officials have launched an investigation after an airline passenger's Apple iPhone apparently caught fire during a flight. Local airline Regional Express said the phone began glowing red and emitting dense smoke after the plane ...

Cradley Heath and Halesowen served by one fire engine

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  • November 29, 2011
One fire engine will be lost when a station in a West Midlands town closes at the end of March. The appliance based at Halesowen will not be moved to Cradley Heath fire station which will serve both areas with a single engine. West Midlands Fire and ...

Large blaze in central Glasgow close to Kingston Bridge

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  • November 28, 2011
About 80 firefighters are tackling a large blaze near the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow which has seen neighbouring buildings evacuated. Fire crews were called to the former Co-operative Funeral Service building, at 120 Morrison Street, at...

Six held over Isle of Wight church altar blaze

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  • November 28, 2011
Six people have been arrested after a church altar was found on fire on the Isle of Wight. Parishioners discovered the blaze at St Mary the Virgin church, at Carisbrooke, at about 17:30 BST on Sunday. Two crucifixes were also missing. Churchgoers ext...

Three people injured in Portslade house fire

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  • November 28, 2011
Three people have been injured in a serious fire at a house near Brighton. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said they were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation following the blaze in Mill Close, Portslade, on Monday. About 20 firefighters, usin...

Fire crews remain at Fleetwood waste plant blaze

  • News Item
  • November 28, 2011
Fire crews are damping down at the scene of a blaze at a recycling works in Lancashire. A large amount of plastic waste caught fire at Wyre Waste Management on Jameson Road, Fleetwood, causing smoke to drift over the area. Lancashire Fire and Rescue ...

Two men arrested over Derby Hippodrome theatre fire

  • News Item
  • November 28, 2011
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a theatre in Derby. Crews from six stations were called to the fire at the Grade II-listed Hippodrome in Green Lane at about 03:30 GMT on Saturday. Fifteen people were evacuated fro...

Maharashtra bus crash: Fifteen burned to death

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  • November 28, 2011
Fifteen passengers were burnt to death when two buses collided and caught fire in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, reports say. The crash took place on the Nagpur-Aurangabad highway in Buldhana district early on Monday. Reports said dozens of...

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