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Port of Tyne fire: Tower blaze 'under control'

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  • October 12, 2013
Firefighters have contained a blaze the size of "two football pitches" at a tower at a port in South Shields. Fire crews were called to reports of a fire in a conveyor transfer tower at the Port of Tyne at about 15:00 BST. A Tyne and Wear Fire and Re...

Fire at former Royal Doulton pottery factory

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  • October 12, 2013
Firefighters have been tackling a large fire at a former pottery factory in Stoke-on-Trent. At its height more than 30 firefighters dealt with blaze on the first floor of the derelict Royal Doulton building in Nile Street, Burslem. The fire service s...

Cambridgeshire merged firefighters to move to new station

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  • October 12, 2013
Two fire stations in Cambridgeshire are to close and their crews merge at a newly-built location next summer. The fire authority is to close Swaffham Bulbeck and move crews to a new larger fire station at Burwell. The new station will include a train...

Andrew Simon fire death: Paul Nash admits manslaughter

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  • October 12, 2013
A man has admitted the manslaughter of a Hartlepool father-of-thee who died in a house fire. Paul Nash, 29, started the blaze at Andrew Simon's house in Dent Street on 11 June. Mr Simon, 44, was found upstairs in the house by the emergency services. ...

Gloucester mosque arson attack: Two plead guilty

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  • October 12, 2013
Two men have pleaded guilty to an arson attack on a mosque in Gloucester in June. Petrol was poured around the door of the Masjid-E-Noor mosque on Ryecroft Street and set on fire in the attack. Clive Ceronne, 37, of Redwood Close, Gloucester, and Ash...

Workers evacuated after Sheffield rubber factory fire

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  • October 12, 2013
Workers at a rubber factory in Sheffield were evacuated after a fire at the building overnight. At it height about 30 crews tackled the blaze at Monckton Rubber Technologies on Stephenson Road, in Attercliffe at about 22:00 BST. The fire is believed ...

Priory Hall: Dublin fire hazard flats deal accepted

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  • October 12, 2013
People who bought flats in a Dublin complex deemed to be a fire hazard have accepted a new mortgage deal that will see their debt written off. More than 240 residents of the Priory Hall apartments were moved out of their homes in October 2011 after a...

Firefighters to stage second strike in pensions row

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  • October 12, 2013
Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage a second strike on 19 October amid a row over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. The five-hour strike by union members will take place from 18:30 until 23:30. The government plans to make ...

Japan hospital fire kills 10 patients and staff

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  • October 12, 2013
A fire broke out in a hospital in southern Japan early on Friday, killing 10 people, police said. Eight patients and two hospital workers died in the blaze that hit the hospital in Fukuoka prefecture, police said. The fire reportedly started on the g...

Gravesend tyre blaze: No charges for arrested man

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  • October 12, 2013
A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of starting a fire at a tyre yard in Kent has been told no further action will be taken against him. Smoke from the fire in Canal Road, Gravesend could be seen for miles across London, Essex and Kent. Coaches a...

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