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Nutley thatched cottage wrecked by fire

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  • May 1, 2016
  A thatched cottage in Hampshire has been wrecked by a fire that ripped through its roof. Sixty firefighters spent the day tackling the blaze which broke out in Farleigh Lane, Nutley, near Basingstoke, shortly after 09:00 BST. Crews from eight diff...

Lightning strike roof and sets Wigan house on fire

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  • May 1, 2016
A family escaped unhurt when lightning blasted a huge hole in the roof of their house and set the loft on fire. The householders only realised their property in Lingmoor Close, Wigan, was ablaze when neighbours knocked on their front door to raise th...

Fire rips through Canada rail trestle bridge

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  • May 1, 2016
  Fire has engulfed a rail trestle bridge in Mayerthorpe in the Canadian province of Alberta. Fire chief Randy Schroeder said the fire was thought to be suspicious. He said there had been a number or fires in the past week which were currently being...

East Belfast: Couple escape house fire

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  • May 1, 2016
A couple have escaped injury after a fire broke out from an oil tank at their home in east Belfast. The blaze happened at a property in Hillside Park in Castlereagh at around 18:00 BST on Tuesday. The fire spread to a neighbouring property and caused...

Topshop Oxford Street branch evacuated over fire fears

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  • February 7, 2016
Hundreds of people were evacuated from Topshop's Oxford Street branch amid reports of a fire on the premises. Shoppers at the central London store said they were asked to leave at about 15:30 GMT after a warning about a blaze in the basement of the b...

'Combustible materials' cause of fatal Morton fire

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  • February 7, 2016
A house fire in which a man died was 'most probably' caused by combustible materials being left too close to a portable electric heater, a fire service has claimed. Firefighters rescued a 69-year-old man from a village farmhouse after being called to...

Two people in 90s dead in Chidham bungalow fire

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  • February 7, 2016
Two people in their 90s have died in a "severe" fire which destroyed a bungalow. The blaze, in Chidham, near Chichester, was reported at 08:35 GMT, West Sussex Fire and Rescue said. Crews arrived in Maybush Drive to find the property "well alight" wi...

Man, 69, dies after Morton house fire

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  • February 7, 2016
A 69-year-old man has died after a house fire in a Derbyshire village. Firefighters found the man inside the farmhouse after being called to Pilsley Road in Morton, near Alfreton, at about 20:45 on Wednesday. They attempted to resuscitate him and par...

Murder charge over 1998 Fraserburgh fire

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  • February 7, 2016
A man has been charged with murder following a fire in Fraserburgh in 1998. The blaze in the Aberdeenshire town's High Street in May that year claimed the life of 43-year-old Gordon Graham. Barry Henderson, 41, from Fraserburgh, was charged with murd...

Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdistan city of Irbil 'kills 19'

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  • February 7, 2016
At least 19 people have died in a fire that ripped through a hotel in Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, officials say. Provincial governor Nawzad Hadi said 14 were from the Philippines, three were Iraqis and one was a Palestinian. One victim has...

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