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Bride among five dead in US stretch limo fire

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  • May 6, 2013
  A newlywed was among five women killed and four injured when a stretch limo turned into a fireball during a bridal party in San Francisco Bay. Firefighters found five badly burned passengers in the back of the vehicle, which caught light on a majo...

Cannock Chase grassland blazes tackled by firefighters

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  • May 6, 2013
Fire crews are tackling three grass fires on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire. They started near Marquis's Drive, Brindley Heath, just before 12:00 BST, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said. The service said about 30 firefighters were "making good progre...

California wildfire 'contained by Tuesday'

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  • May 6, 2013
Rainy weather should help contain by late Tuesday a southern California wildfire that has burned 44 sq miles (70 sq km), fire officials have said. The blaze, north-west of Los Angeles, was 80% contained as of Monday morning. The wet weather is helpin...

Rock climber in 50ft cliff fall in Tidenham

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  • May 6, 2013
A man in his 30s has fallen about 50ft while rock-climbing in Gloucestershire. The accident happened at about 15:00 BST on Sunday at Shorn Cliff, Tidenham, when the man lost his footing and fell to the ground, injuring his neck. Rescue teams made up ...

Clacton house fire: Man killed as woman and child rescued by neighbours

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  • May 6, 2013
A man has died in a "severe" fire that tore through a terraced house in Essex. Fire crews said a woman and a toddler were rescued by neighbours in Stanley Road, Clacton, after smashing a bedroom window but the man could not be saved. Seven fire crews...

Woman dies in Denton bungalow fire

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  • May 6, 2013
A woman has died in a fire at a bungalow in Greater Manchester. The 59-year-old was found by firefighters after the blaze had been put out in Denbigh Road, Haughton Green, in the early hours. A 58-year-old woman who lives in a house nearby also suffe...

Asbestos found in Torbay roof fire

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  • May 6, 2013
An elderly couple have been treated for shock after a roof fire at their bungalow in Torbay involving asbestos. About a quarter of the roof and a section of the roof space were damaged after the fire broke in Primley Park, Paignton, at about 17:00 BS...

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