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Teesside UK Wood Recycling fire 'escalates'

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  • December 28, 2013
A fire at a wood recycling plant on Teesside has escalated due to extremely high winds, the firm has said. The blaze began on Monday in a small stack of wood at the UK Wood Recycling plant at the Wilton site near Redcar. Cleveland Fire Brigade said h...

Man rescued in Balham flat fire

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  • December 28, 2013
A man has been rescued from a fire in a flat in south-west London, London Fire Brigade has said. Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a building on Old Devonshire Road, in Balham, at around 05:00 GMT. The man was treated for smoke inhalat...

Murder arrest after Walsall fire death

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  • December 28, 2013
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in a house fire on Christmas Day. It started at a property on South Street Gardens, in Caldmore, Walsall, shortly before 17:30 GMT. The 58-year-old victim has not yet been formally ide...

Pigeon, mouse and loo roll among causes of London fires

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  • December 27, 2013
A pigeon dropping a discarded cigarette down a chimney was among the most unusual causes of London fires in 2013, the city's fire brigade has revealed. Researchers studied 2,000 incidents in the capital in a bid to highlight the importance of fire sa...

Dagenham Christmas Day flat fire investigated

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  • December 26, 2013
An investigation has begun into a fire at a London flat on Christmas Day. Four adults and two children left the seventh floor flat in Vicarage Road in Dagenham, Barking, before fire crews arrived. Six fire engines and 35 firefighters attended and led...

Wythenshawe autistic boy's sensory room destroyed in arson attack

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  • December 26, 2013
A "cowardly" arson attack on Christmas Day has wrecked a sensory room built as a present for an autistic boy. Fiona and Wesley Ratcliff, from Culmere Road in Wythenshawe, spent two weeks turning the garden room into a space for their seven-year-old s...

Woman, 83, dies after Christmas Day house fire

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  • December 26, 2013
An 83-year-old woman has died in a Christmas Day house fire in the east end of Glasgow. The alarm was raised at the property in Hermiston Road in the Springboig area at 20:35 on Wednesday. Firefighters found Mary McConnell inside the house and she wa...

Derby flats fire sparks evacuation

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  • December 26, 2013
Four people have been arrested on suspicion of setting light to a mattress in the stairwell of a block of flats in Derby. About 20 firefighters were called to the fire at Mohan Court on Warner Street at about 18:20 GMT on Wednesday. No-one was seriou...

Arson blamed for Digbeth fire that started in shisha lounge

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  • December 26, 2013
Two people were hurt leaping from a first floor window when a fire ripped through flats and businesses in Birmingham on Christmas Day. Eleven others were evacuated from the buildings after the fire started in a shisha lounge in High Street, Deritend,...

Man dies in Liverpool flat fire

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  • December 26, 2013
A man in his 40s has died after a fire at a flat in Liverpool, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service has said. The fire, which took two hours to extinguish, broke out at about 01:30 GMT on Rocky Lane in Tuebrook. The man was taken to hospital after bein...

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