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Denmark Hill station shut after fire underneath train

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  • December 7, 2014
A fire under a train forced the closure of a railway station in London. Denmark Hill Station in south London was shut after flames were spotted underneath a Southeastern train travelling from Victoria to Dartford. A spokesman said the driver evacuate...

Powys fire man flown to hospital in Birmingham

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  • December 7, 2014
A man has been flown to hospital in Birmingham with serious burns after a fire in a house in Powys. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters were called to a property in Knighton at about 18:30 GMT. The blaze, thought to have been...

Derbyshire police and fire services approve shared HQ

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  • December 7, 2014
Derbyshire's police and fire service are to share a purpose-built £14.5m headquarters. It will be built on the site of the force's old offices in Ripley, north of Derby, after plans were approved. Both organisations said it would save money in the l...

Fordingbridge house destroyed by fire

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  • December 7, 2014
A fire has gutted a large house in the New Forest. The blaze broke out in the rural detached property in Wood Green in Fordingbridge at about 23:00 GMT on Tuesday. The owners were not home. It took firefighters from Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset Fi...

Maldives in water crisis after fire at treatment plant

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  • December 7, 2014
A fire at a water treatment plant in the Maldives has cut off drinking water to the capital of the Indian Ocean country. About 100,000 residents in Male have lost access to drinkable tap water, the government says.  The authorities are providing bot...

North Lynn homes evacuated near fire at industrial estate

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  • December 7, 2014
Homes have been evacuated near a fire at an industrial estate in Norfolk. The blaze broke out at the North Lynn estate in Hamburg Way, King's Lynn, at about 15:00 GMT. People living in 16 properties in nearby Nuthall Crescent have been evacuated as a...

China mine fire kills 24 in Liaoning

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  • November 29, 2014
At least 24 miners have been killed and 54 injured by an underground fire at a mine in China's north-eastern Liaoning province, state media report.  The mine is operated by the state-owned Liaoning Fuxin Coal Corporation, said the Xinhua news agency...

Alexander Gay jailed over Mauchline dog row party fire

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  • November 29, 2014
A man who set fire to a block of flats in East Ayrshire following a row over his dog has been jailed for 12 years.  Alexander Gay, 45, was convicted of attempting to murder six people over the incident in Mauchline on 1 January. His trial heard how ...

Fatal fire in Leven a 'tragic accident'

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  • November 29, 2014
Police have said a fire at a flat in Fife, in which a person died, appears to have been a "tragic accident" The fire broke out in the ground-floor flat in Baird Crescent, Leven, at about 11:10. Police said they were trying to identify the person foun...

Five children die in Texas house fire

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  • November 29, 2014
Five children have died after a fire destroyed a mobile home in a small town in southern Texas. Fire officials were called to the Edna home of Johnny Hernandez and Annabel Ortiz at 05:00 local time on Tuesday, the Victoria Advocate reports. The town...

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