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'Unsafe' Brazil nightclubs closed after Santa Maria fire

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  • February 1, 2013
More than 150 nightclubs, restaurants and bars in Brazil have been deemed to be unsafe and closed by authorities. Sunday's fire in a club in the southern city of Santa Maria, which killed 236 people, led to inspections of venues across the country. T...

Radford fire: Explosion caused by electrical overload

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  • February 1, 2013
A fire which caused oxygen cylinders to explode at a house in Nottingham was caused by an electrical overload, the fire service has said. Two big explosions in a terraced street in Birkin Avenue, Radford caused several roofs to catch fire on Wednesda...

Sidcup restaurant fire forces 21 to flee

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  • February 1, 2013
People living in flats above a restaurant in south-east London were forced to leave their homes when fire engulfed the building. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said 21 people had left the premises in St James Way, Sidcup, before they arrived at 04:30 GMT....

Fire at wood recycling yard tackled

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  • February 1, 2013
A blaze involving about 1,000 tonnes of timber at a West Midlands wood recycling yard has been tackled by fire crews. The fire at the site in Broad Lane near Coventry took seven hours to bring under control. Up to 20 firefighters were involved in dea...

Fire at Radford terraces after explosions

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  • February 1, 2013
Homes in Radford, Nottingham had to be evacuated after two explosions caused a fire at a terraced property. The blaze, thought to have been caused by seven oxygen cylinders exploding, quickly spread to other houses. Landlord Aris Sula, who was not in...

Fire carnage at Black Forest camel farm in Germany

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  • February 1, 2013
A night-time blaze has swept through a camel farm in Germany's Black Forest area, killing 86 animals but causing no human casualties, police say. Just five camels survived the fire at the farm near Stuttgart, where visitors have been coming for years...

Chemical spill at Donegal school

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  • February 1, 2013
Hundreds of students have had to leave a school in County Donegal due to a chemical spill. The fire brigade is attending the scene at Rosses Community School in Dungloe. Around 500 students had to leave the building. A number of them were due to be d...

Wind blows electricity pole on Pembrokeshire house roof

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  • February 1, 2013
An electricity pole has been blown on to the roof of a house during high winds in Pembrokeshire. Mid and West Wales fire fighters spent two hours carry out a salvage operation at the property in Neyland after the incident at 03:00 GMT on Thursday. Dy...

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