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Daw Mill coal mine fire extinguished

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  • May 15, 2013
A fire at a deep coal mine which had been burning for months has been extinguished, UK Coal has said. The blaze at Daw Mill, Warwickshire, which started in February, led to the company shutting the mine, with the loss of 650 jobs. A spokesman said th...

Sharkey fire deaths: Accused 'wanted to be main man'

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  • May 15, 2013
A drug dealer told police that a man accused of murdering three people in a house fire wanted to be "the main man" in Helensburgh, a court has heard. The High Court in Glasgow heard a police statement from Lee McCarthy, 31. He said that in his opinio...

Penygroes fire: Woman, 74, found dead in kitchen

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  • May 15, 2013
A house fire in which a 74-year-old woman died was not suspicious, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service says. The woman's body was discovered in the kitchen of the property in Ffordd Llanllyfni, Penygroes, Gwynedd on Tuesday afternoon at around 15:00 ...

Why don't homes have sprinkler systems?

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  • May 15, 2013
Fire sprinkler systems are a common sight in offices, shops and schools. But with 75% of fire-related deaths in houses and flats why don't our homes have them fitted? Derbyshire fire chief Sean Frayne has been campaigning for domestic sprinklers to b...

Walmart outlines own Bangladesh safety plans

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  • May 15, 2013
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, will conduct its own safety inspections at its Bangladesh factories instead of joining an accord with other retailers. More than 1,100 people died when the nine-storey Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed on 24 Ap...

Penygroes fire: Body found in kitchen

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  • May 15, 2013
A body has been found by fire crews tackling a blaze at a terraced house in Gwynedd. They were called to the property in Ffordd Llanllyfni, Penygroes, at 15:03 BST on Tuesday and found the body in the kitchen. North Wales Police said the cause of the...

Man found dead in Victoria Cottage Homes fire

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  • May 15, 2013
A man in his 80s was found dead by firefighters as they tackled a blaze at an elderly housing complex in Jersey. The fire in a lounge at Victoria Cottage Homes in St Saviour was "quickly extinguished" after the alarm was raised at about 07:00 BST. Fi...

Stanton-by-Dale warehouse demolished after fire

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  • May 15, 2013
A mattress and foam warehouse devastated by a fire has been demolished after the blaze left it in a "dangerous state". The blaze at the building in Low's Lane, Stanton-by-Dale, near Ilkeston broke out on Monday evening and sent thick smoke into the a...

Sharkey fire deaths: Accused said blaze 'went wrong'

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  • May 15, 2013
A man accused of murdering three people in a house fire allegedly told a friend "it went wrong", a court has heard Lee McCarthy, 31, also claimed that Scott Snowden, 37, wanted to get 55-year-old Thomas Sharkey shot so his cousin Mark Sharkey would b...

Views urged on South Yorkshire fire response targets

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  • May 15, 2013
People in South Yorkshire are being asked whether firefighters should scrap response time targets in emergencies. It comes after the fire service revealed it had never met its target of reaching 80% of life-threatening incidents within six minutes. T...

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