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Brazil chemical fire extinguished after two days

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  • January 19, 2016
A chemical fire that started after an explosion at a cargo warehouse in Brazil has been put out after two days. The fire in Santos spread toxic gas over the country's biggest port and across four cities. The company owners said the containers were fu...

House fire claims life of woman in Castlewellan

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  • January 19, 2016
A 19-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Castlewellan, County Down. As Maggie Taggart reports, the fire service has appealed for people to install and maintain smoke detectors in their homes. Read More........... Reproduced under licence from...

Two people die after house fire in Maghull, Sefton

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  • January 19, 2016
Two people have died following a house fire in Sefton, Merseyside. A man and a woman, both aged in their 40s, were found unconscious and not breathing when firefighters arrived at the scene in Maghull late on Saturday evening. They were taken to Univ...

Electric blanket fire in Stoke-on-Trent led to man's death

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  • January 19, 2016
A 30-year-old electric blanket caused a fire which killed a man in Stoke-on-Trent. People are now being advised to check theirs after 69-year-old Dave Jackson died in November when his faulty blanket set alight. The Electrical Safety Council says mor...

Chiswick office block fire: More than 70 firefighters tackle blaze

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  • January 19, 2016
Twelve people were evacuated from their homes during the night after a large fire broke out at a riverside office block in west London. Ten fire engines and more than 70 firefighters were called the blaze at the Strand-On-The-Green in Chiswick shortl...

Ellen Finnegan: Fire victim's last words to dad were 'I love you'

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  • January 19, 2016
A priest has revealed that the father of a young woman killed in a fire in Castlewellan is taking solace from her last words which were "I love you dad". Ellen Finnegan, who was 18, died in a blaze in her flat above the family's butcher's shop on Sat...

Woolsington Hall fire treated as arson

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  • January 19, 2016
A blaze which gutted a Grade II listed mansion near Newcastle, causing millions of pounds of damage, is being treated as arson. The fire at derelict Woolsington Hall began sometime between 18:00 and 20:00 GMT on 29 December. Thirty firefighters tackl...

Death crash driver 'steered into fire engine'

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  • January 19, 2016
A man who died in a head-on collision with a fire engine probably steered into the vehicle deliberately, an inquest has heard. Father-of-two Darren Mark Harvey, 25, of Portsmouth Road, Woolston, died in the crash in the New Forest in August. The coro...

Brazil fire: Explosion unleashes toxic gas in Santos

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  • January 19, 2016
A chemical explosion at a cargo warehouse in Brazil has spread toxic gas over the country's biggest port. The company owners said the containers in Santos were full of acid and a disinfectant which came into contact with rainwater, causing a reaction...

Inquiry after man dies in Blaenau Ffestiniog home fire

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  • January 19, 2016
An inquiry has been launched after an elderly man died a following a fire in a Gwynedd home, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has said. Crews were called to the house in Bowydd Road, in Blaenau Ffestiniog, at 21:30 GMT on Thursday after reports of...

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