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Derry chip pan fire: two rescued

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  • May 13, 2013
Two people have been rescued following a fire at a house in Londonderry. The fire is believed to have started accidentally in a chip pan. A neighbour rescued a man in his late teens and a woman in her 30s. Two fire crews extinguished the blaze at Yea...

Summercourt depot fire destroys 37 buses in Western Greyhound fleet

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  • May 13, 2013
A fire at a bus depot in Cornwall has destroyed at least 37 buses - a third of bus firm Western Greyhound's fleet. The fire in Summercourt, near Newquay, broke out at about 01:00 BST. The blaze is expected to cause "significant disruption" to bus ser...

Several animals die in pet shop fire in Fulham

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  • May 13, 2013
Several animals have died in a fire at a pet shop in west London. About 60 firefighters were called to the store in Fulham in the early hours of Monday. The crews managed to rescue some animals, including several rabbits, guinea pigs, snakes, and liz...

Beenham compost fire still burning after five months

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  • May 13, 2013
A blaze at a recycling plant in Berkshire that began in a pile of wood mulch in November is still burning. The fire is being monitored by the fire service who say using water to put it out would create a giant ash plume. The Environment Agency said i...

Thorntons factory fire in Belper caused by aerosol cans set alight

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  • May 13, 2013
A fire and a series of explosions at a disused Thorntons factory were caused by aerosol cans being set alight, an investigation has found. A building on the site in Belper, Derbyshire, was completely destroyed in the blaze on Friday afternoon. Two ty...

Fatal Bradford City fire's 28th anniversary marked

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  • May 13, 2013
A memorial service has been held to mark the 28th anniversary of the Bradford City football stadium fire, in which 56 people died. The fire broke out during a match between Bradford and Lincoln at the Valley Parade stadium on 11 May 1985. A 30-minute...

Elderly man rescued from Cullompton house fire

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  • May 13, 2013
Firefighters have rescued an elderly man from a fire at a house in Devon. A neighbour called Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service after she heard fire alarms and believed the man was inside. Crews rescued the man from the property on Shortlands...

West Wing of White House evacuated over smoke report

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  • May 13, 2013
The White House briefly evacuated its West Wing, where the president's Oval Office is located, after reports of smoke. Staff were eventually allowed to return and there was no indication of danger to President Obama, CNN reports. The Secret Service, ...

West Yorkshire Fire crews tackle fire at former pub

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  • May 13, 2013
About 50 firefighters tackled a blaze at a former pub, causing a road closure and bus diversions. Fire crews were called to the three-storey Rising Sun on the A65 Kirkstall Road in Leeds, near to the junction with Willow Road, at about 05:00 BST. The...

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