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Poundstretcher Blackwood: Shop fire started in outdoor bins

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  • May 1, 2013
A fire which destroyed a shop and closed part of a main shopping street in a south Wales town was started in outdoor waste bins, fire officers say. About 50 firefighters took six hours to bring the blaze under control at Poundstretcher in Blackwood, ...

Christchurch Boathouse restaurant evacuated after fire

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  • May 1, 2013
A restaurant has been severely damaged by a fire in its first-floor kitchen. Eight fire crews were called to a blaze at the Boathouse in Christchurch, Dorset, earlier. The restaurant was hosting diners when the fire started but nobody is believed to ...

Failsworth firework blast blaze 'an accident'

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  • May 1, 2013
A fire caused by an exploding box of fireworks in Failsworth started by accident, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said. Six fire crews tackled the blaze on Morton Street which broke out at about 18:00 BST on Tuesday and spread to a buildin...

Poundstretcher Blackwood: Crews tackle 'large' shop fire

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  • May 1, 2013
About 50 firefighters have tackled a serious shop fire in Blackwood, Caerphilly county. South Wales Fire and Rescue say the blaze at the Poundstretcher store in High Street started at about 02:00 BST on Wednesday and took six hours to bring under con...

Failsworth firework blast: Two injured

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  • May 1, 2013
Two men were treated for burns after a fire caused by an exploding box of fireworks at an industrial estate in Failsworth, Greater Manchester. Six fire crews tackled the blaze on Morton Street which broke out at 18:09 BST on Tuesday and spread to a b...

Rubbish fire at Long Marston Sims recycling centre

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  • May 1, 2013
Firefighters are dealing with a large blaze at a recycling plant, which has been burning for several hours. Fifty-tonnes of waste and plastic is alight at Sims Metal Management in Long Marston in Warwickshire. The fire started at about 21:30 BST on T...

Fire in five-storey Southwark block of flats

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  • May 1, 2013
A fire broke out in a five-storey block of flats in south London. The blaze started in a communal area of the building on the Peabody Estate on Southwark Street, Southwark at about 21:40 BST on Tuesday. Twenty residents had to flee the scene and a ma...

Stricken ship Aghios Georgios II remembered 50 years on

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  • May 1, 2013
Fifty years have passed since the Lebanese freight ship the Aghios Georgios II caught fire on the East Sussex coast. Hordes of spectators arrived to see the blaze, which broke out at Normans Bay near Eastbourne on 27 April, 1963. Ian Palmer spoke to ...

Prestatyn fire deaths: Melanie Smith guilty of murder

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  • May 1, 2013
A woman has been found guilty of murdering five members of a neighbouring family, including three children, by starting a fire. Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her nephew Bailey, four, niece Skye, two, partner Liam Timbrell, 23, and son Charlie, 15 months, died...

Pudding Lane fire sees Hattersley homes evacuated

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  • May 1, 2013
Up to 40 homes were evacuated after a cylinder ruptured and "launched like a rocket", causing a fire more than 60m (200ft) away, the fire service said. The blaze started at about 10:30 BST on Pudding Lane, Hattersley, in the borough of Tameside. The ...

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