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Deadly Chile forest fires spread

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  • January 2, 2012
Firefighters in Chile are tackling dozens of forest fires which have killed one person and destroyed 230 sq km (57,000 acres) of land in the southern and central regions. A 75-year-old man died in Bio Bio after he refused to evacuate his home. Firefi...

Los Angeles arson attacks: 'Person of interest' detained

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  • January 2, 2012
Police in Los Angeles have detained a "person of interest" in their investigation into numerous arson attacks across the city, a day after releasing CCTV of a man they said they wished to speak to. The surveillance footage released on Sunday showed a...

Andrew Heath fire death in Warndon: Fresh appeal

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  • January 2, 2012
Police investigating the death of a man in a fire in Worcester have made a fresh appeal for witnesses. It has been almost three weeks since Andrew Heath, aged 52, was found dead in his burnt-out flat in the Warndon area of the city. His death is bein...

Celtic Manor resort hotel evacuated after small fire

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  • January 2, 2012
More than 800 guests were evacuated from the Celtic Manor resort hotel in Newport after a fire during the early hours of New Year's Day. Firefighters were called to the 2010 Ryder Cup venue at 04:23 GMT on Monday. A spokesman for the hotel said the c...

Woman rescued from Southbourne flat fire

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  • January 2, 2012
A woman was rescued from a fire, believed to have been caused by a cigarette, in her Dorset flat. Dorset Fire and Rescue was called to the property in Southern Road, Southbourne, at about 21:00 GMT on New Year's Day. Three crews used breathing appara...

Fire damages road painting vehicles in Slough

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  • January 2, 2012
Five road painting vehicles have been damaged in a fire at a highways maintenance company in Berkshire. Five fire engines along with support vehicles were called to Wilson and Scott Highways in Poyle Industrial Estate on New Year's Day. Crews said, a...

Derelict pub fire closes Bridge Street in Bargoed

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  • January 2, 2012
An investigation has begun into the cause of a fire which damaged an empty pub in the south Wales valleys. Seven fire appliances from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to The Old Mill on Station Road, Bargoed, at 04:38 GMT on Monday mor...

Brean Sands Holiday Village fire: Four in hospital

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  • January 2, 2012
Four people were taken to hospital after a fire in a holiday village in Somerset. The fire destroyed three chalets at the Brean Sands Holiday Village, near Weston-super-Mare, on Monday. Six fire engines from Burnham and Avon attended the scene after ...

Two trapped after car hits tree in Cubbington

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  • January 2, 2012
Firefighters were called to the scene after a car hit a tree in Warwickshire, leaving two people trapped. Two appliances from Leamington Spa were deployed to Welsh Road, Cubbington, when crews were alerted at about 06:25 GMT on New Year's Day. One pe...

St Austell fire started by new year Chinese lantern

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  • January 2, 2012
A Chinese lantern set off to welcome the new year started a fire in St Austell, Cornwall Fire Service has said. The alarm was raised shortly after midnight when neighbours spotted a fire in Trenarren View, Boscoppa. The lantern set fire to a garden s...

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