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Off-duty Gateshead firefighter Andy Lane rescues woman from blaze

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  • November 22, 2013
An off-duty firefighter who pulled a neighbour to safety by crawling along the floor of her burning home, has been hailed a hero by colleagues. Andy Lane, of Margaret Terrace, Highfield, Gateshead, was going out in his car when he smelt smoke and hea...

Tamworth plastics plant fire 'deliberate'

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  • November 22, 2013
A fire at a plastics recycling plant in Tamworth, Staffordshire, was started deliberately, police have said. The blaze, which was seen up to 10 miles away, started at about 16:20 GMT on Thursday at Boomerang Plastics on the Lichfield Road Industrial ...

Latvia store collapse: Deaths rise as Riga rescue continues

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  • November 22, 2013
At least 50 people are known to have died when the roof of a supermarket collapsed in the Latvian capital Riga. Rescue efforts are continuing and police have launched a criminal investigation into Thursday's collapse. Three of those killed were emerg...

North Wingfield deaths: Fire started behind TV in living room

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  • November 22, 2013
A fire which killed two brothers, their mother and another woman is believed to have started behind a television in the living room, an inquest has heard. Tyler Green, nine, and Jordan Green, 12, died in hospital after the fire in North Wingfield, ne...

Sayers Croft Iron Age roundhouse arsonist detained

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  • November 22, 2013
A man who pleaded guilty to causing a fire which destroyed a reconstruction of an Iron Age roundhouse has been sentenced to 16 months in a young offenders institution. Oliver Harrisyn, 19, of Links Close, Ewhurst, was detained after admitting arson a...

China oil pipe blast: Qingdao pipeline blast 'kills 35'

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  • November 22, 2013
At least 35 people in China have been killed in an explosion after a leaking oil pipeline caught fire in the city of Qingdao, state media has reported. Xinhua quoted officials who said that workers were trying to repair the pipeline at the time of th...

Scunthorpe gas turbine fire at Tata steel site

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  • November 22, 2013
A blaze in a gas turbine at a Tata Steel site left three people suffering burns. The fire happened about 02:00 GMT at a power station at the Scunthorpe plant, the company said. The three injured people were taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital with b...

Manchester to Leeds train catches fire in Rochdale

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  • November 21, 2013
About 150 train passengers fled a train in Greater Manchester after it caught fire. The Northern Rail service between Manchester and Leeds stopped in Clegg Hall in Wardle, Rochdale after passengers reported smoke coming from beneath a carriage at 15:...

Latvia roof collapse: Four dead, 'many trapped' in Riga

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  • November 21, 2013
Some 50 people are feared trapped after a supermarket roof collapsed in the Latvian capital Riga. Four people were killed in the collapse - including a firefighter, say officials. About 30 people were hurt. There are conflicting reports of what might...

Tamworth plastics factory fire tackled by 30 firefighters

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  • November 21, 2013
A fire has broken out at a plastics factory in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Flames were seen coming from the Lichfield Road Industrial Estate at about 16:20 GMT. At its height, about 30 firefighters tackled the blaze. Staffordshire fire and Rescue said c...

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