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East Belfast house fire 'caused by hoverboard'

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  • January 31, 2016
A Belfast family has been left homeless after a fire, which they say was caused by a child's hoverboard. Sharon Massey's home, on Ardgowan Street in east Belfast, was destroyed in the incident. Ms Massey bought a hoverboard for her daughter for Chris...

Langley Mill flat fire: Accused says plan was to 'smash up car'

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  • January 31, 2016
A father accused with his two sons of murdering two teenagers and a baby in a house fire said his only plan that night had been to "smash up a car". Six-month-old Ruby-Grace Gaunt, her mother Amy Smith, 17, and friend Edward Green, 17, died in the ho...

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue to charge for broken lift call outs

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  • January 31, 2016
Firms in Somerset and Devon are to be charged if they repeatedly call the fire service for broken lift rescues. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue has said it costs £303 for a one-hour attendance using one appliance. Neil Blackburn from the service ...

Isle of Wight workshop fire: Homes evacuated and ferries stopped

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  • January 31, 2016
A fire has broken out at a workshop on an industrial estate on the Isle of Wight. Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue said more than 50 firefighters were tackling the blaze at Medina Village on Bridge Road in Cowes. Fifty fibreglass boats are believed to b...

Happy Cabs fire: Man suffers Stapleford taxi firm burns

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  • January 25, 2016
A man was taken to hospital with burns following a fire that destroyed the office of a Nottinghamshire taxi firm. The fire broke out at Happy Cabs in Stapleford at about 22:45 GMT on Saturday. Two adults and three children who escaped from the flat a...

Honda car production in Swindon to go ahead after fire

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  • January 25, 2016
Production at Honda's factory in Wiltshire will go ahead "as normal," following a fire which left two workers needing hospital treatment. Fire crews were called to the Swindon site on Saturday morning. Four fire engines and an aerial unit dealt with ...

Man's body found after Derby house fire

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  • January 25, 2016
A man has died following a house fire in Derby, police have said. Emergency services were called to a property in Walpole Street, in the Chaddesden area of the city, at about 05:40 GMT. The body of the man, who has not yet been identified, was discov...

Appeal over £100,000 Aberdeen car transporter fire

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  • January 25, 2016
A fire which caused an estimated £100,000 of damage to a car transporter in Aberdeen is being treated as suspicious. The fire was reported in Canal Road, where the transporter was parked, in the early hours of Thursday. The car transporter as well a...

Coed Eva school fire: Seventh arrest after blaze in Cwmbran

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  • January 25, 2016
A seventh person has been arrested in connection with a fire at an infants and nursery school in Torfaen. The blaze broke out at Coed Eva Primary School, in Cwmbran, at about 02:25 GMT on New Year's Day. Six people, including four teenage boys, were ...

Bradford hoverboard fire: Boy, 13, praised for saving children

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  • January 25, 2016
A 13-year-old boy has been praised by firefighters after saving two young children from a house fire in Bradford when a hoverboard exploded. Jibril Faris dragged friend Tony Chiem, nine, and his sister Karen, eight, from the living room at the St Mar...

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