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Elderly man dies after Merley house fire

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  • May 5, 2013
An elderly man has died after being rescued from a house fire in Dorset. Fire crews and police responded after receiving a number of emergency calls to a house in Huntingdon Drive, Merley, near Wimborne at about 10:50 BST. Police confirmed the man, w...

Baglan house fire police investigation begins

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  • May 5, 2013
Police are investigating a house fire in Port Talbot which has left a woman in hospital. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was reported at around 08:55 BST on Sunday in a rear first floor bedroom in the Swan Street area of Baglan, Por...

Women die in stretch limo blaze on San Francisco bridge

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  • May 5, 2013
Five women died and four were injured when a stretch limo caught fire on a major bridge in the San Francisco area on Saturday night. Only the male driver escaped unhurt during the incident on the San Mateo bridge, 20 miles (32km) south-east of the ci...

Nine rescued from fire at flats in Cupar, Fife

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  • May 5, 2013
Nine people were led to safety by firefighters following a fire at a four-storey block of flats in Cupar. Firefighters were called to the blaze in the stairwell of the building just before 21.30 on Saturday. Crews used a thermal image camera to help ...

Yorkshire Dales hotel evacuated amid chemical scare

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  • May 5, 2013
A woman has been taken to hospital after inhaling fumes in a chemical scare at a hotel in the Yorkshire Dales. The Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey was briefly evacuated just after 10:00 BST. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said two chemicals had been...

Northampton residents evacuated in suspected arson at flats

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  • May 5, 2013
Sixteen people were led to safety during a suspected arson attack on a block of flats in Northampton. Newspapers in a stairwell of a four-storey block in Beckets View were set alight in the early hours. Firefighters used breathing apparatus to help r...

Man dies in Nechells tower block blaze

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  • May 5, 2013
A man has died in a tower block fire in Birmingham. Fire crews were called to the blaze in Victoria House on Bloomsbury Street in the Nechells area at 01:11 BST. A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said they forced entry into a flat in the 20-stor...

Stockton on the Forest woman dies in house fire

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  • May 5, 2013
A woman in her 70s has been killed in a house fire near York. The blaze at a property on Sandy Lane in Stockton on the Forest happened at about 10:00 BST on Saturday. North Yorkshire Police said the woman, who has not been named, was found inside the...

California Springs fire eases due to damper air

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  • May 5, 2013
A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in southern California is being contained because of cool air blowing in from the Pacific, firefighters say. They say hot, dry winds have now been replaced by the normal flow of damper air, reducing fire acti...

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