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Anniversary of 1613 'Great Fire of Dorchester' marked

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  • August 4, 2013
A fire which devastated Dorset's county town 400 years ago has been commemorated. The "Great Fire of Dorchester" is thought to have begun in a candle-maker's workshop before spreading through the town's wooden buildings. Historian Dr Mark Forrest sai...

Man killed in Uxbridge outbuilding fire

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  • August 4, 2013
A man has been killed in a fire in west London. Flames took hold of what the London Fire Brigade have called an "outbuilding" in Uxbridge, during the early hours of the morning. Crews wearing breathing apparatus rescued the man from the brick structu...

Blaze rips through Worksop recycling centre

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  • August 4, 2013
A large fire has broken out at a recycling plant in Nottinghamshire. The blaze began at a recycling transfer centre in Shireoaks Road, Worksop, at about 04:30 BST. People living nearby have been warned to keep doors and windows closed due to the larg...

Berwick house fire: Sixty people leave their homes

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  • August 4, 2013
Dozens of homes were evacuated amid fears of a gas explosion after a fire at a house in Northumberland. Police said 60 residents were ordered to leave their homes in Howick Terrace, Berwick-upon-Tweed, when it was feared the blaze could trigger an ex...

Fire crews rescue residents from Edinburgh balcony

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  • August 4, 2013
Firefighters rescued three people from a first-floor balcony as they tried to escape a blaze in a flat in Edinburgh. Another woman was rescued from inside the property by officers following the fire in a four-storey block in Southhouse Square, at abo...

Margate high-rise flats fire: Red Cross vehicle called

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  • August 4, 2013
A fire has ripped through the ninth floor of a tower block in Margate, with firefighters joined by the Red Cross to help frightened residents. The blaze erupted in the 15-storey block of flats in Millmead Road at about 20:00 BST. A Red Cross vehicle ...

Isle of Man 'shame' over Summerland fire disaster

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  • August 4, 2013
Forty years after the Summerland fire, a sense of collective shame still exists on the Isle of Man, according to a local campaigner. Tina Brennan from Douglas remembers watching in horror from the cliff-top as the leisure complex burnt to the ground,...

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