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Man, 72, dies after fire at house in Greenock

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  • January 1, 2016
A 72-year-old man who was critically injured in a fire at a house in Inverclyde has died in hospital. Fire crews were called to the terraced house in Berwick Road, Greenock, at about 18:23 on Sunday. The man was treated for serious burns at Inverclyd...

Elderly woman dies in house fire in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

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  • January 1, 2016
An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Emergency services were called to the house in Silverhill Park shortly before midnight on Sunday. The woman's husband, who is in his 70s and was also in the house at the time...

Murder inquiry after Forest Gate house fire

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  • January 1, 2016
A murder investigation has begun after the body of a man was found after a house fire in the early hours of Christmas Day. Four people escaped from the terraced home on Field Road, Forest Gate, before firefighters arrived shortly after 04:42 GMT. Cre...

Man, 53, dies in Bere Alston house fire

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  • January 1, 2016
A 53-year-old man has died in a fire at a house in Devon. Thirty firefighters were called to the scene at Fore Street in Bere Alston at about 07:00 GMT on Boxing Day. The man was taken to Derriford Hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead....

Fatal Rhyl workshop fire unexplained, police say

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  • January 1, 2016
A fatal fire at a workshop in Denbighshire is being treated as unexplained, police have said. A joint investigation is under way after a body was found at the building on Vale Road, Rhyl, at about 17:00 GMT on Wednesday. Eleven neighbouring propertie...

South Yorkshire fire chiefs to repay strike cash

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  • December 24, 2015
Senior fire officers have agreed to pay back about £27,000 in overtime payments made during the 2013 fire strikes. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) paid chief fire officer Jamie Courtney £14,390 and assistant chief fire officer John Roberts ...

Saudi Arabia hospital fire: 25 killed and over 100 injured

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  • December 24, 2015
An overnight fire at a hospital in southern Saudi Arabia has killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100 others, officials said. The blaze broke out in the intensive care and maternity departments of the Jazan General Hospital, the Civil Defe...

Body found after fire at workshop in Rhyl

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  • December 24, 2015
A body has been found by firefighters tackling a blaze at a workshop in Denbighshire. Crews were called to the building in Vale Road, Rhyl, at about 17:00 GMT on Wednesday. Eleven neighbouring properties were evacuated and residents were moved to Rhy...

Kendal fire leaves one man dead and another injured

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  • December 24, 2015
A man has died and another is in hospital following a fire at a block of flats in Cumbria. The man, thought to be in his 20s, was carried out of the flat by firefighters but died at the scene in Kendal. Emergency services were called to the blaze on ...

Sao Paulo fire wrecks historic railway station

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  • December 24, 2015
A fire in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo has destroyed parts of a historic 19th Century railway station housing a popular museum. The museum, which documents the history of the Portuguese language, was severely damaged. The blaze destroyed the roof ...

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