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Teenager arrested over major fire in Burntisland

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  • May 10, 2013
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with a major fire at a storage building in Fife. The fire, which destroyed the building beside Rossend Castle, Burntisland, on Sunday 28 April, saw up to 35 firefighters tackle the blaze. ...

Woman rescued from River Derg dies

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  • May 10, 2013
A woman rescued by Foyle Search and Rescue from the River Derg has died. Police were called at about 16:00 BST on Thursday over a body in the water close to the old castle in Castlederg. Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and Foyle Search and R...

Russian train blast hurls wreckage to sixth floor apartment

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  • May 10, 2013
A fire on a freight train carrying a highly flammable chemical cargo has injured dozens of people in Russia. The 71-car train caught fire as it passed through Belaya Kalitva station in the Rostov-on-Don region near the Ukrainian border. The ensuing b...

Shropshire fire service 'must cut extra £1.6m'

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  • May 10, 2013
Fire stations could shut and firefighters could be made redundant in Shropshire after managers revealed they had to save an extra £1.6m. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was also examining a possible merger with a neighbouring brigade amon...

Bangladesh factory collapse toll passes 1,000

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  • May 10, 2013
The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial accident has passed 1,000 as recovery teams continue to find more bodies in the wreckage. The eight-storey Rana Plaza factory building near Dhaka collapsed on 24 April with an unknown number inside. T...

London Fire Brigade may recoup £1.3m from false alarm calls

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  • May 10, 2013
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is looking at plans to recoup the costs of false alarm calls by imposing fines on the worst repeat offenders. London's hospitals, which account for a large number of the calls due to automatic detectors, could face nearl...

Investigations and clean-up continue after Windsor fire

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  • May 10, 2013
Investigations are continuing into the cause of a major fire in Berkshire. Police said they were keeping an open mind about the blaze in Windsor on Tuesday night during which a building partially collapsed. More than 80 firefighters were at the scene...

Fire service raises solar panels shock concerns

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  • May 10, 2013
Fire crews in Devon and Somerset have been warned by bosses to be careful of solar panels at emergency scenes in case they get electric shocks. Devon and Somerset Fire Service said it was concerned cables from panels could remain live, even after the...

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