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Fire crews tackle blaze at Technotots Nursery in Dundee

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  • December 16, 2014
Firefighters tackled an early-morning fire at a nursery in Dundee. Four engines and a command support unit were sent out to the Technotots Nursery at the Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate at 06:30. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to ...

Dungiven: Man charged with arson after house fire

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  • December 16, 2014
A man has been charged with arson endangering life with intent following a fire at a house in County Londonderry.  The 53-year-old was arrested over the blaze in Dungiven on Friday. No-one was injured in the fire, which was reported in the early hou...

Faulty Christmas tree lights cause Doncaster house fire

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  • December 16, 2014
Faulty Christmas tree lights are thought to have caused a serious house fire which led to three people being rescued. Firefighters used breathing apparatus to lead the three to safety from the home in Dixon Crescent, Doncaster. Two of the people, a m...

Staffordshire fire deaths and injuries fall by half

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  • December 16, 2014
The number of people killed and injured in house fires in Staffordshire has almost halved in the past ten years, new figures have shown. The number of people killed or injured in accidental fires in homes fell from 50 to 27, the fire service said.  ...

Smoke from nearby fire leads to Edinburgh nursing home evacuation

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  • December 16, 2014
Part of a nursing home in Edinburgh was evacuated on Monday night after smoke from a nearby fire entered the building.  All 35 residents of Trinity House Nursing Home were moved to another part of the building,  None are said to have required hospi...

Woman killed in North Yorkshire house fire

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  • December 16, 2014
A 72-year-old woman has died in a fire at a house in North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire Police said officers were called to a house in Wright Street, Sutton-in-Craven, by the fire service at about 21:55 GMT on Saturday. The woman, who was the only occu...

Woman dies in Kings Heath fire

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  • December 16, 2014
A woman has died in a house fire in Birmingham. The fire started shortly after 22:30 GMT on Saturday in the kitchen of a semi-detached property in Britford Close, Kings Heath. The woman was found in the building by firefighters and was treated by par...

Two fire services agree to closer working

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  • December 16, 2014
Hereford and Worcester and Warwickshire fire services have agreed to work more closely together following budget cuts. Recommendations to "align" processes in some areas have been agreed, the Hereford and Worcester service said.  It said this could ...

Woman hurt by kitchen fire in flat in Eaglesham

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  • December 7, 2014
A woman is being treated in hospital for the effects of smoke inhalation after a fire at a flat in Eaglesham. Fire crews were called to the flat in the East Renfrewshire town's Strathaven Road at about 17:10 on Wednesday. Firefighters in breathing ap...

Mother dies after Kidderminster flat fire arson

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  • December 7, 2014
A woman injured in a suspected arson attack in Kidderminster has died. Sandra Nowocinska, 22, and her five-year-old son, were rescued from a flat in Horsefair at about 22:00 GMT on 27 November. Both were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Ms No...

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