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Five escape from city flats fires in Dundee

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  • November 14, 2011
Five people were "lucky" to escape two separate flat fires in Dundee, the fire service has said. Both the blazes were caused by clothes catching fire after being placed too close to electric bar heaters. Tayside Fire and Rescue said two people were t...

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  • November 14, 2011
Two men have been arrested in connection with a suspicious flat fire in Edinburgh which left nine people in hospital. Emergency services were called to a well-developed blaze in a ground floor tenement flat in Tarvit Street, Tollcross, at about 02:35...

Investigation into Polperro flats fire

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  • November 14, 2011
Fire investigators will start trying to find the cause of a fierce blaze that swept through a block of flats in Polperro in south east Cornwall. More than 50 firefighters tackled the blaze on Talland Hill on Saturday afternoon, amid fears people were...

Man dies from suspected heart attack after car fire

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  • November 14, 2011
A man has died from a suspected heart attack after discovering a neighbour's car alight in West Lothian. Firefighters were called to Breich at 20:30 on Sunday after reports that a car was on fire in a driveway. As fire crews arrived, a 69-year-old ma...

Woman homeless after Essex house fire

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  • November 14, 2011
A woman in her 60s has been made homeless after a fire damaged the first floor of the semi-detached house where she lived in Essex. She also suffered burns and the effects of smoke inhalation during the fire at Queens Gardens in Panfield, Braintree. ...

Man dies from suspected heart attack after car fire

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  • November 14, 2011
A man has died from a suspected heart attack after discovering a neighbour's car alight in West Lothian. Firefighters were called to Breich at 20:30 on Sunday after reports that a car was on fire in a driveway. As fire crews arrived, a 69-year-old ma...

London Fire Brigade condemns 'death trap' housing

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  • November 14, 2011
London Fire Brigade has served prohibition notices on a number of commercial buildings being used as homes in north-west London. The brigade said homes on an industrial estate in the Alperton area of north-west London were some of the "worst fire ris...

Bracknell mobile home destroyed by fire

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  • November 14, 2011
An investigation has been launched after a mobile home in Berkshire was wrecked by fire. Firefighters were called to Birch Lane in Chavey Down, Bracknell, at about 19:00 GMT on Saturday where the structure was well alight. Crews from Bracknell, Ascot...

Nightclub tragedy highlights the dangers of crowds

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  • November 13, 2011
Earlier this week a second woman died as a result of a stampede at a nightclub in Northampton. Incidents like these are rare, but the tragedy has highlighted the dangers of large crowds. Every week, hundreds of thousands of people visit nightclubs ar...

Miracle no-one killed on flooded road - councillor

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  • November 13, 2011
A Draperstown councillor said it is a miracle no-one has been killed using a river crossing liable to flooding. A woman, her 15-week old baby and six-year-old child had to be rescued by firefighters on Friday night when their car got trapped on Mulna...

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