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Algeria fire at camp for migrants in Ouargla kills 18

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  • November 27, 2015
A fire has killed at least 18 people in a camp for African migrants in Algeria, the emergency services have said. At least 35 people were also injured at the camp, which is housing about 650 people mostly from Niger and Mali, in Ouargla, 800km (500 m...

Isle of Man's £557,000 fire training facility backed

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  • November 27, 2015
Work on a new fire training facility in the Isle of Man will begin next week, the government has confirmed. The £557,000 project was approved in Tynwald last week and will enable firefighters to undertake "essential training" without leaving the isl...

Two people in critical condition after Glasgow flats fire

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  • November 23, 2015
Two people are in a critical condition in hospital after a fire at a block of flats in Glasgow. Eight people were hospitalised with smoke inhalation after the blaze at Lendel Place in the Govan area. Police said a 42-year-old man and a 28-year-old wo...

Man charged after Peterhead harbour boat fire

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  • November 23, 2015
A man has been charged in relation to a fire at Peterhead harbour. The incident happened at about 22:30 on Thursday. Two people were rescued from a burning fishing boat About 25 firefighters were involved in tackling the flames aboard the Tranquility...

Coventry's Britannia Hotel evacuated over cupboard fire

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  • November 23, 2015
About 140 people have been evacuated from a hotel due to fire believed to have been started deliberately. The blaze broke out at about 09:00 GMT in a cleaner's cupboard inside the Britannia Hotel, in Coventry, West Midlands Fire Service said. Guests ...

'Serious fire' breaks out at Reading Lake Hotel

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  • November 23, 2015
More than 50 firefighters have tackled a "serious fire" at a lakeside hotel in Reading, the fire service said. The blaze broke out at Reading Lake Hotel, Pingewood, which is close to the M4, at about 11:40 GMT. It is believed the fire started in the ...

China coal mine fire kills 21 - state media

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  • November 23, 2015
A fire at a mine in north-eastern China has killed 21 people, and one person is still missing, state media report. The fire began on Friday at the coal mine run by a state-owned company in Jixi City, Heilongjiang province, Xinhua news agency says. It...

Didcot flat fire leaves four people seriously injured

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  • November 23, 2015
Two adults and two children have been taken to hospital with life-threatening or life-changing injuries after a fire at a flat in Oxfordshire. Firefighters were called after the blaze broke out at about 23:45 GMT on Thursday in Mendip Heights, in Did...

Cumberland Infirmary department shut for a week after fire

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  • November 23, 2015
A Carlisle hospital unit will be shut for at least a week after a washing machine fire caused smoke damage. All non-emergency surgery at the Cumberland Infirmary was suspended on Thursday after fire broke out in the sterile services department. Some ...

Vauxhall Zafira B: London fire callouts 'spike'

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  • November 23, 2015
Callouts to fires involving Vauxhall Zafira B cars have doubled since 2012, London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said. Figures show a "spike" in reports of the model, recently the subject of a recall, catching alight, LFB said. Although other car firms may ...

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