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Kenwick Park leisure centre fire: Building 'completely destroyed'

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  • October 18, 2014
A leisure centre in Lincolnshire has been completely destroyed by fire. Forty firefighters from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue attended the blaze at the Kenwick Park leisure complex, near Louth, at about 03:00 BST. No-one was injured but about 100 gues...

'Lives at risk' in Corby fire cover 'downgrading' claim

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  • October 18, 2014
Downgrading a town's fire cover could put lives at risk, a county councillor has said. One of a pair of fully-equipped four-man fire engines covering Corby has been replaced with a two-man water cannon. Labour councillor John McGhee said two properly...

Man held after fire at Redditch block of flats

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  • October 18, 2014
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire at a block of flats which led to at least 50 residents being evacuated. Several people have been rehoused following the fire in Winslow Close, Redditch, on Saturday evening. Police said it wa...

Hasland house fire man has serious injuries

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  • October 18, 2014
The cause of a fire which left a man with serious injuries is being investigated by police and the fire service. Smoke was seeing pouring from a house Devonshire Road East in Hasland, Derbyshire, on Friday evening. Witnesses reported hearing "loud ex...

Sunbury M3 crash and fire driver dies

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  • October 18, 2014
A woman died after the car she was driving crashed and caught fire on the M3 in Surrey.  She was heading northbound between junctions one and two near Sunbury at about 23:15 BST on Friday when her car was in a crash with a Vauxhall Zafira. The woman...

Woman dies in house fire in Blunsdon

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  • October 18, 2014
A woman has died in a house fire in Blunsdon in Wiltshire.  Fire crews from Swindon were called to the "severe" blaze in Turnpike Road just after 00:30 BST.  During a search of the property, firefighters discovered the body of a woman in her late f...

Two men die in flat fire in Llanrwst

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  • October 18, 2014
Two men have died in a flat fire in the Conwy Valley. Fire crews were called to the blaze above a funeral director's in Ancaster Square, Llanrwst, just after 06:00 BST on Friday.  A 39-year-old man was taken to hospital in a serious condition but h...

Kirkcudbright chip pan fire leaves man in hospital

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  • October 18, 2014
A man has been taken to hospital after an unattended chip pan caused a fire at a house in Kirkcudbright. Firefighters were called to Castledykes Road at about 11:55 in response to a 999 call by a neighbour who heard a smoke alarm. The flames were put...

Fire service could be sent to save heart attack victims

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  • October 18, 2014
Co-operation between fire and ambulance services could save lives of many heart attack victims, a report has said.  The Chief Inspector of Fire Services (HMFSI) said appliances equipped with defibrillators could often reach a medical emergency befor...

Canadian freight train derails and catches fire

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  • October 9, 2014
A train derailed in Canada on Tuesday causing some of the hazardous material it was carrying to set on fire. The train was travelling from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan when the accident happened. Vicky Hurst reports See Video Repor...

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