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Australia Waroona fire: 'Inferno was just metres from us'

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  • January 10, 2016
Western Australia resident Chris Gable is a volunteer firefighter who has been battling the Waroona fire sweeping across towns near Perth. He told the BBC his account of the fire as it consumed the historic town of Yarloop on Thursday night. I was fi...

Bournemouth town centre fire evacuates homes

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  • January 10, 2016
Several homes have been evacuated after a fire broke out in Bournemouth town centre. The blaze started in Sharkeys Sports Bar on Old Christchurch Road at about 09:30 GMT. It later spread to flats above and also above The George Tapps pub. About 40 fi...

Forty-three horses die in Canada stable fire

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  • January 10, 2016
A stable fire in Puslinch, Ontario in Canada has killed 43 horses despite dozens of firefighters working to douse the flames. The fire began around 23:00 local time (04:00 GMT) on Monday, and the cause of the fire is not yet known. Firefighters strug...

Crews rescue man from flat fire in Morriston, Swansea

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  • January 10, 2016
A man has been rescued after a fire broke out at a block of flats in Swansea. Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service was called to Llanllienwen Close, Morriston, just before 23:00 GMT on Tuesday. The blaze was contained to the three-storey block of fla...

North East fire crews to begin medical emergency trial

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  • January 10, 2016
Firefighters across north-east England are to start dealing with medical emergencies, under a six-month trial. Four local fire services will work with the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) to respond to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac ...

Man dead after explosion and fire at house in Penn

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  • January 10, 2016
A man's body has been discovered following an explosion and fire at a house in Wolverhampton. Emergency crews were called to the family home in Rylands Drive, Penn, at 15:15 GMT on Tuesday. Search crews found the body of the man, who is being named l...

Home Office takes control of fire and rescue services

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  • January 10, 2016
The Home Office has taken control of fire and rescue policy in England ahead of planned closer working with the police, the government has said. The Home Office said the move would allow a "radical transformation" of how the police, fire and rescue c...

Hoverboard fire destroys Australia family's home

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  • January 10, 2016
An Australian family of five has been left homeless after a hoverboard given as a Christmas gift sparked a fire. Fire crews said the popular electrical product was charging in a girl's bedroom in the Melbourne suburb of Strathmore when the blaze star...

Tributes to Tom Taylor killed in Lincoln flat fire

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  • January 10, 2016
The family of a teenager killed in a fire at a flat before Christmas have paid tribute to the "generous, humorous young man". Neighbours rushed into the building in Lincoln to try and save Tom Taylor, 17, when the shop below went up in flames on 21 D...

Milton Keynes flat fire: Man denies murder

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  • January 10, 2016
A 26-year-old man has denied murdering a man whose body was found by firefighters in a third floor flat in Milton Keynes. Hairdresser Ashley Gillard, 31, from Northamptonshire was found in Wolverton last June. Thomas White appeared at Luton Crown Cou...

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