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Langley Mill flat fire: Father threatened to 'body bag' people

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  • January 19, 2016
A father accused of murder after a baby and two teenagers died in a fire had threatened to "body bag" people during a row over a moped, a court has heard. Amy Smith, 17, six-month-old daughter Ruby-Grace Gaunt and friend Edward Green, also 17, died i...

Ballymena fire: Firefighters rescue woman from burning house

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  • January 19, 2016
Fire crews have rescued a woman from a burning house in Ballymena, County Antrim. Firefighters using breathing apparatus entered the house in Woodcroft Brae on Tuesday and found the woman in a smoke-filled, downstairs room. Archie McKay of the NI Fir...

Tumble dryer fire risk: Lengthy wait for repairs

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  • January 19, 2016
Millions of tumble dryers are still to be repaired in a fire safety campaign - but owners face a wait of weeks for an engineer. Owners of large air-vented dryers and condensing dryers under the Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda brands may need to have them...

Langley Mill flat fire: Baby 'died in mother's arms'

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  • January 19, 2016
A six-month-old baby killed in a flat fire was found in her dead mother's arms, a murder trial has heard. Amy Smith, 17, daughter Ruby-Grace Gaunt and friend Edward Green, also 17, died in the blaze at Langley Mill in Derbyshire last year. Nottingham...

Langley Mill flat fire was 'act of revenge'

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  • January 19, 2016
A fire which killed two teenagers and a baby was started deliberately as an act of revenge following a row over a stolen moped, a court has been told. Amy Smith, 17, was killed with her six-month-old daughter Ruby-Grace Gaunt and friend Edward Green,...

Llanrumney fire murder victim named as Robert Sadler, 59

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  • January 19, 2016
A man who died following a house fire in Cardiff has been named as 59-year-old Robert Sadler. Police were called to Mr Sadler's home in Llanrumney Avenue, Llanrumney, at 04:30 GMT on Sunday. A 27-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and...

Melbourne tyre fire in Australia prompts warnings

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  • January 19, 2016
People in several districts of Melbourne have been told to stay indoors as a huge tyre fire burns on the outskirts of the Australian city. The fire, which began on Monday morning, has already burned up about about 150,000 tyres, said fire officials. ...

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...

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