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Fatal fire man named by police in Fife as Andrew Gibson

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  • December 7, 2014
A man who died in a fire during a "tragic accident" in a flat in Fife has been named. Andrew Gibson, 65, was found dead in his ground-floor flat in Baird Crescent, Leven, on Tuesday. Police Scotland said it was not a suspicious fire. Read More..........

Girl, 7, suffers smoke inhalation after Aberdeen fire

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  • December 7, 2014
A seven-year-old girl needed treatment for smoke inhalation after a fire in Aberdeen. The incident happened at a block of flats in Loirston Place in Torry at 19:40 on Monday. About 15 firefighters attended the blaze as well as police and ambulance cr...

'Major' fire closes Staines town centre

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  • December 7, 2014
A "major" fire has closed Staines town centre after a blaze broke out in several industrial units. Homes have been evacuated and about 100 firefighters were tackling the blaze at the Renshaw Industrial Estate. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said the ...

Ambulance fire: Patient pulled to safety before blast

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  • December 7, 2014
A patient was moved to safety on a trolley from a private ambulance on fire just minutes before it exploded. The vehicle had caught fire on the A228 at Colts Hill, Tonbridge, in Kent, just after 19:00 GMT on Tuesday. Witnesses heard a loud explosion ...

Snow White Laundries: Fire at industrial unit tackled

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  • December 7, 2014
Crews have tackled a fire at an industrial laundry in Pontypool. Around 24 firefighters were called to the Snow White Laundries on Clarence Road at 05:50 GMT on Wednesday. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said no-one has been hurt in the blaze, no...

Redcar fire death review 'covered up', MP says

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  • December 7, 2014
A serious case review into the deaths of a seven-year-old girl and her father is being covered up, an MP has claimed. Jessica Braithwaite and her father Philip, 49, died in a fire he started at their home on Hawthorn Road, Redcar. Redcar and Clevelan...

Large fire destroys Smethwick industrial estate buildings

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  • December 7, 2014
A "severe" fire has ripped through a West Midlands industrial estate, destroying a number of businesses. At least five units housing electrical goods, clothes and stationery supplies were affected on the site in Smethwick. West Midlands Fire Service ...

Teenager charged over fire at Edinburgh's St Paul's Church

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  • December 7, 2014
A 14-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a fire at a church in Edinburgh. The large fire broke out at the vacant St Paul's RC church in Muirhouse Avenue at about 21:30 on Monday. The teenager will be reported to the Children's Reporter. ...

Surrey fire engine on 999 call hits Esher pedestrian

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  • December 7, 2014
A fire engine on a 999 call has hit a pedestrian in Esher town centre. Surrey Police said the man was struck by a vehicle from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service in Portsmouth Road, just before 19:00 GMT on Saturday. The man in his 50s was taken to hospi...

Great Offley Arriva bus fire investigation inconclusive

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  • December 7, 2014
An investigation into a fire that destroyed a bus carrying about 50 passengers has failed to find a cause. The blaze broke out in the rear engine compartment as the single-decker Arriva bus drove along Luton Road, Great Offley, Hertfordshire, on 21 N...

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