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Arsonists blamed for North Birmingham Academy fire

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  • December 23, 2014
Firefighters have been tackling a "severe" fire at a Birmingham school. Two shipping containers outside the school were set on fire leading to the loss of large amounts of equipment, West Midlands Fire Service said. Crews were called to North Birming...

Reading house gutted by Christmas tree candle fire

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  • December 20, 2014
A house in Reading was gutted by fire after a candle fell off a Christmas tree and set it alight. The three-storey detached house in Green Road was ablaze when fire crews arrived at the property at about 21:00 GMT on Tuesday. The family inside fled t...

Woman dies after car collision fire in Coventry

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  • December 20, 2014
A woman has died after her car burst into flames when it collided with another vehicle. The 44-year-old was declared dead at the scene of the incident in Browns Lane, Coventry, at about 07:20 GMT. Police said she was believed to have collided with a ...

Shattered fish tank stops Warrington house fire

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  • December 20, 2014
A shattered fish tank stopped a fire from spreading through a house in Warrington. About 22 gallons (100 litres) poured out of the tank after part of it smashed during the blaze in Mossdale Close, which was sparked by a candle. Firefighters used more...

Caravan park fire in Chipping Norton: Body found

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  • December 20, 2014
A body has been found following a fire at an Oxfordshire caravan site. Emergency services were called to the blaze in a motorhome at the Merry Weather Caravan Park in Hook Norton Road, Chipping Norton, shortly after 22:00 GMT on Thursday. Thames Vall...

Fire at Rotherham's Sterecycle plant

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  • December 20, 2014
A blaze has broken out at a former recycling site in South Yorkshire. Fire service officials said 35 firefighters were tackling the fire at the Sterecycle (Rotherham) Ltd site on Sheffield Road on Saturday. The fire service said no one was thought to...

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Motorists prosecuted for photographing M6 lorry fire

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  • December 16, 2014
Motorists who took photos of a lorry fire on a West Midlands motorway have been prosecuted by police. Warwickshire Police said about 80 motorists have been sent letters saying they were seen taking photos of the fire near junction 3a on the M6. "They...

Man rescued from bungalow fire in Carmarthenshire

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  • December 16, 2014
A man has been rescued from a house fire in Carmarthenshire. Two fire crews were called to the bungalow in Glanffynnon, Tregunnor at 05:38 GMT on Friday. The blaze had started in the living room of the property which was filled with smoke and a power...

Exploding aerosol can causes Shoreham house fire

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  • December 16, 2014
A woman was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire involving an aerosol can which badly damaged the ground floor of a house in West Sussex. The 19-year-old managed to escape the blaze at the two-storey property in Church Green, Shoreham, on Th...

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