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Man on fire in Witney garden flown to hospital

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  • May 7, 2016
A man found on fire in a garden in Oxfordshire is being treated for serious burn injuries. Emergency services including an air ambulance were called to the home in Farmers Close, Witney, at about 17:00 BST on Wednesday. The man, who was in his fiftie...

Fire engine battling A50 fire catches fire

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  • May 5, 2016
A fire engine called out to a car fire was set alight itself when a lorry crashed into it. Firefighters were putting out the blaze on the A50 near Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire, when the lorry hit their fire engine, causing both to ignite. The fires bro...

Patient charged over fire at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

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  • May 4, 2016
A patient at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital has been charged by police after a fire resulted in the evacuation of an 11th floor ward. Fire crews were called to the £842m building at about 02:10 following reports of a room on fire. The...

Large fire at disused Stobhill Hospital building

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  • May 3, 2016
Firefighters have tackled a large blaze which broke out in a derelict building at a Glasgow hospital. Emergency services were called to the site at Stobhill Hospital in the Springburn area at about 19:00 on Sunday. The fire is thought to have broken ...

Spalding house fire investigators find third body

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  • May 3, 2016
A third body has been found in the wreckage of a house after a fire in Lincolnshire, police have confirmed. The blaze broke out in Spalding, shortly after 00:00 BST on Sunday. Lincolnshire Police said the cause of the fire was not yet known as it had...

Stony Stratford fire causes High Street building collapse

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  • May 3, 2016
A three-storey building in a town's high street has collapsed in a fire. The fire started in a mixed commercial and residential building in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, on Sunday afternoon. Nine fire engines were sent to tackle the blaze, includin...

Health and safety officer sacked in fire hazard dispute

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  • May 2, 2016
A drug charity's health and safety officer was sacked after pointing out fire hazards, her union has claimed. Unite said Alison Morris was dismissed from Birmingham-based CGL after telling managers the building may have to close if broken fire alarms...

Two people dead in Spalding house fire

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  • May 2, 2016
Two people have died in a fire at a house in Lincolnshire, police have said. The fire started at a property in Tower Lane, off Cowbit Road, in Spalding, shortly after midnight. Lincolnshire Police said the cause of the fire was not yet known, but a j...

Thorntonhall flats evacuated after major fire

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  • May 1, 2016
About 20 residents had to be evacuated from a block of flats after a major fire in a South Lanarkshire village. It is thought the three-storey building at Bishop's Gate, Thorntonhall, was so badly damaged it may have to be demolished. Scottish Fire a...

Woman dies in Birmingham house fire

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  • May 1, 2016
A woman has died in a house fire in Birmingham. The fire broke out in a bedroom of a property in Mears Drive in Stechford on Thursday night. About 14 firefighters were attended. The 55-year-old was found inside the house but confirmed dead at scene f...

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