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Teenage boy charged over Kinellar Primary School fire

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  • January 10, 2016
A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a fire at a primary school in Aberdeenshire. About 30 firefighters spent five hours tackling the blaze at Kinellar Primary School in Blackburn on New Year's Day. The fire was reported to police at...

Man arrested over suspicious house fire in Shifnal

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  • January 10, 2016
A man has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to a house while a woman was inside. The 21 year-old-woman was treated by paramedics after the kitchen fire in Botfield Road in Shifnal, Shropshire. West Mercia Police said it is treating Wednesday...

Bradford City fire hero David Hustler's funeral held

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  • January 10, 2016
The funeral of a Bradford City fan who was hailed a hero for saving two people during a blaze that ripped through the club's ground in 1985 has been held. David Hustler was awarded the Queens Gallantry medal for bravery after he rescued fans as the f...

Australia Waroona fire: 'Inferno was just metres from us'

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  • January 10, 2016
Western Australia resident Chris Gable is a volunteer firefighter who has been battling the Waroona fire sweeping across towns near Perth. He told the BBC his account of the fire as it consumed the historic town of Yarloop on Thursday night. I was fi...

Bournemouth town centre fire evacuates homes

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  • January 10, 2016
Several homes have been evacuated after a fire broke out in Bournemouth town centre. The blaze started in Sharkeys Sports Bar on Old Christchurch Road at about 09:30 GMT. It later spread to flats above and also above The George Tapps pub. About 40 fi...

Forty-three horses die in Canada stable fire

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  • January 10, 2016
A stable fire in Puslinch, Ontario in Canada has killed 43 horses despite dozens of firefighters working to douse the flames. The fire began around 23:00 local time (04:00 GMT) on Monday, and the cause of the fire is not yet known. Firefighters strug...

Crews rescue man from flat fire in Morriston, Swansea

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  • January 10, 2016
A man has been rescued after a fire broke out at a block of flats in Swansea. Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service was called to Llanllienwen Close, Morriston, just before 23:00 GMT on Tuesday. The blaze was contained to the three-storey block of fla...

North East fire crews to begin medical emergency trial

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  • January 10, 2016
Firefighters across north-east England are to start dealing with medical emergencies, under a six-month trial. Four local fire services will work with the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) to respond to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac ...

Man dead after explosion and fire at house in Penn

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  • January 10, 2016
A man's body has been discovered following an explosion and fire at a house in Wolverhampton. Emergency crews were called to the family home in Rylands Drive, Penn, at 15:15 GMT on Tuesday. Search crews found the body of the man, who is being named l...

Home Office takes control of fire and rescue services

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  • January 10, 2016
The Home Office has taken control of fire and rescue policy in England ahead of planned closer working with the police, the government has said. The Home Office said the move would allow a "radical transformation" of how the police, fire and rescue c...

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