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Suspicious fires hit Fife paper mill

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  • December 28, 2011
An investigation has started into a series of suspicious fires at Tullis Russell paper mill in Glenrothes, Fife. Eight units of Fife Fire and Rescue Service were called out after the alarm was raised at about 03:40. The fires were brought under contr...

Baby suffers from car fire smoke

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  • December 28, 2011
A two-month old baby girl suffered smoke inhalation after a blaze in the garage of a block of flats. Fire crews were called to the scene at Hawkhill Close in Edinburgh to deal with a car on fire in the ground-floor car park at about 06:00. The baby, ...

Man, 79, dies after Derbyshire house fire

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  • December 28, 2011
A man has died after a fire at a house in Derbyshire on Christmas Day. The 79-year-old man was found in a smoke-filled kitchen at a house on Castle Hill in Eckington at about 21:00 GMT, a fire spokesman said. Neighbours saw smoke coming from his hous...

Houses evacuated after Inverness fire

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  • December 28, 2011
Occupants had to be evacuated from neighbouring houses following a fire in Inverness. Firefighters and police were called to the incident in a house on Murray Road, to the east of the city, at 07:15. The fire was extinguished but a number of local re...

Man seriously hurt in fire in Lincoln

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  • December 28, 2011
A man suffered serious burns in a suspected arson attack in Lincoln. A "ferocious" fire ripped through the three-storey property in West Parade at about 04:00 GMT on Tuesday, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said. It is not yet known what caused the fire...

Scrap the dog rescued from East Peckham drainage pipe

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  • December 28, 2011
A dog that got stuck in a concrete pipe in Kent has been rescued after a two-hour operation. A Kent Fire and Rescue Service crew was called to Bullen Lane, East Peckham on Christmas Day after the terrier had been stuck for about 11 hours. The pet, ca...

Ashington fire death victim named as Philip Archer

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  • December 28, 2011
The name of a 62-year-old man who died in a Christmas Day house fire in Northumberland has been released. The body of Philip Archer was discovered by firefighters after the fire at an address in Ashington had been extinguished. Police said no one els...

Woman held over suspected arson at St Austell housing complex

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  • December 28, 2011
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire forced the evacuation of a sheltered housing complex in Cornwall. A number of elderly people were led to safety from properties in Sylvan Close, St Austell, on Monday. The fire was discover...

Boy dies and two girls rescued in Kilmarnock house fire

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  • December 28, 2011
A mother was said to be "inconsolable" over the death of her nine-year-old son after a fire at their home in Ayrshire. Sheree McGill, 34, escaped from the house in Kilmarnock then tried to get back in to rescue Evan Mohammed and her other children bu...

Italian firefighters tackle Liguria woodland fires

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  • December 28, 2011
The fire service in north-west Italy has evacuated hundreds of people from their homes as smoke from forest fires chokes the air. Multiple fires have been blazing in woodland around three coastal villages in the Liguria region. See Video Report.........

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