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Nairobi airport fire: FBI blames electrical fault

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  • October 9, 2013
The fire that swept through Kenya's main international airport in August was caused by an electrical fault, not a terrorist attack, US investigators have confirmed. Kenya asked the FBI to help with the investigation to allay concerns that the airport...

Man, 90, dies in fire in flat in Tempo, County Fermanagh

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  • October 9, 2013
An elderly man has died after a fire in Tempo, County Fermanagh. The fire was in a first floor flat on Main Street in the village and was reported just before 11:50 BST. A Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Firefighters wear...

Infrared cameras tested as early warning for Northumberland wildfires

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  • October 9, 2013
Heat seeking cameras could be used as an early warning system for wildfires in rural Northumberland. A pilot project will see an infrared camera, capable of detecting a fire up to five miles away, placed in the Simonside Hills near Rothbury, which ha...

Leicester fatal fire: Man, 22, arrested over deaths

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  • October 9, 2013
A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a Leicester fire in which a mother and three children died. Police said the man was being questioned after the deaths of Shehnila Taufiq, 47, her daughter Zainab, 19, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jami...

Cambridgeshire fire chief denies 'feathering his nest'

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  • October 9, 2013
A fire chief who returned to the job he retired from only a month earlier has justified the move, denying he was "feathering his nest". Graham Stagg left Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service in September but returned last week on his old salary. He...

Sky lantern and balloon voluntary ban urged by Welsh government

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  • October 9, 2013
Councils should introduce a voluntary ban on the release of sky lanterns and helium balloons on their land, says the Welsh government. It comes three months after ministers rejected banning them after a report said it could not be justified, but use ...

Man's body found after fire in former Derby warehouse

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  • October 9, 2013
The body of a man has been found inside a former warehouse in Derby after a fire. It was initially believed that no-one was in the warehouse on Great Northern Road, but police have confirmed a body was discovered after a search. Derbyshire Police sai...

Scottish firefighters vote against strike

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  • October 9, 2013
Firefighters in Scotland have agreed not to take part in industrial action over pensions. The Fire Brigades Union said proposals from the Scottish government were sufficient to prevent a strike. Improvements were proposed around issues of fitness cap...

Bangladesh clothing factory hit by deadly fire

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  • October 9, 2013
At least nine people have been killed in a fire at a clothing factory near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, emergency officials say. Local media said about 50 people had been hurt in the fire, which broke out late on Tuesday in Gazipur. It was feared t...

Pair 'lucky to survive' Betws yn Rhos flat fire

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  • October 9, 2013
Fire chiefs say two people were lucky to survive a fire at a Conwy county flat which did not have any working smoke alarms. The blaze, which started at the property in Betws yn Rhos near Abergele at 01:42 BST, is being investigated. The occupants esc...

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