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  • November 19, 2011
A pub in Sunderland was badly damaged after being broken into and then set on fire, police said. No-one was injured in the incident at the Howard Arms in the Roker Avenue area of the city early on Friday. Northumbria Police believe the pub, which was...

Woman dies in fire at house in Springboig, Glasgow

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  • November 19, 2011
An 83-year-old woman has died in an early morning house fire in the Springboig area of Glasgow. Firefighters were called to the scene of the blaze at a semi-detached bungalow in Greenfield Road at about 03:03. They entered the building wearing breath...

Nevada fires prompt evacuations as Reno homes destroyed

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  • November 19, 2011
A wildfire in the US state of Nevada has destroyed 25 homes and forced nearly 10,000 people to leave the area. One man died fleeing his home and 16 have been hospitalised in a fire that spread over 2,000 acres (809 hectares). The blaze has now been c...

Fatal Sydney fire: Nurse charged with murder

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  • November 19, 2011
A nurse has been charged with murder following Friday's fire at a Sydney nursing home that killed five elderly residents, Australian police say. Roger Dean, 35, appeared via video link at Parramatta court, from local cells, but said nothing and was r...

Arson suspected after Malvern flat fire

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  • November 18, 2011
A fire at a flat in Malvern, Worcestershire, is being treated as arson. Crews were called to the fire at the entrance to the flat in Moat Crescent at about 21:45 GMT on Thursday. A man who was inside was led to safety. A man in his 30s was arrested a...

Gloucestershire toddler rescued from burning car

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  • November 18, 2011
An arson investigation has been launched after a toddler was rescued from a burning car in Gloucestershire. Police said the 18 month old boy was temporarily left in the car on the driveway at his Willersley home while his mother took two children ins...

Stretton car fire man identified as Derek Butler

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  • November 18, 2011
A man who died after a car he was driving ended up in a ditch and caught fire in Staffordshire has been named. Derek Butler, 73, of Marston Lane, Rolleston-on-Dove, died at the scene of the crash in Craythorne Road, Stretton, Burton-on-Trent. The cra...

Dublin fire risk flats developer Tom McFeely wins jail reprieve

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  • November 18, 2011
A County Londonderry developer given a three month jail sentence for not complying with a fire safety order has won a reprieve pending appeal. Tom McFeely, a director of Coalport Developments, was also fined 1m euros for contempt for failing to remed...

Two people die after farm fire in Babell, Flintshire

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  • November 18, 2011
Two people, believed to be a man and a woman, have died after a farm fire in Flintshire in the early hours of the morning. A member of the public raised the alarm at 01:45 GMT after seeing flames at Gors Farm on the outskirts of Babell village near H...

Sydney nursing home fire kills elderly residents

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  • November 18, 2011
Three elderly people have died after a fire ripped through a nursing home in Sydney, Australian officials say. About 50 people were injured, some seriously, in the blaze at the the Quakers Hill Nursing Home, in the north-west of the city. Nearly 100 ...

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