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Brazil firemen charged over Kiss nightclub blaze

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  • August 20, 2013
Eight firefighters in Brazil have been charged in connection with the blaze that killed 241 people in a nightclub in the city of Santa Maria in January. The men are accused of different types of fraud involving the operation licences of the Kiss nigh...

US actor Dick Van Dyke pulled from burning car

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  • August 20, 2013
The 87-year-old actor Dick Van Dyke has escaped unscathed after his car burst into flames on a freeway in the Los Angeles area. Passers-by saw him seemingly slumped over in the driver's seat on the shoulder of the Ventura freeway, but actually trying...

Dorset barn blaze destroys 30 tonnes of hay

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  • August 20, 2013
Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a Dorset barn which is thought to contain about 30 tonnes of hay. More than 20 firefighters were called out after the fire broke out in the barn off West Street, in Chickerell, shortly after 17:00 BST. A tractor w...

Serco van transporting prisoners catches fire

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  • August 20, 2013
Three prisoners had to be led to safety from a court transport vehicle after it caught fire by the side of a main road in Essex. The Serco van was at the junction of the A414/B181 near Chelmsford when it was engulfed in flames about 13:00 BST. The va...

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