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Maghera homes evacuated amid gas fire fears

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  • October 18, 2013
A number of families in County Londonderry have had to leave their homes because of a fire. It broke out at a property at Crew Road, Maghera, on Thursday. Fire officers fear that gas canisters at the property could explode and an exclusion zone has b...

Newtown Town Council plans to leave 'unsafe' HQ

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  • October 18, 2013
A town council is looking for a new home after it was left with a £20,000 bill to bring its current Victorian building up to fire safety standards. Newtown Town Council has been told the fire alarm system in its 19th Century headquarters needs upgra...

Birmingham firefighters hurt in Hall Green tree crash

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  • October 18, 2013
Four firefighters were injured when their fire engine hit a tree. The vehicle was on its way to an emergency call when it hit the tree in Hall Green, Birmingham. One crew member hurt his leg and another had injuries to his wrist. The other two are th...

Syfield Green neighbours plea over Frederyk Kucharski death

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  • October 18, 2013
Police investigating the death of a 92-year-old man after a fire at a house in Surrey believe nearby residents may have vital information. Frederyk Kucharski was rescued from the blaze in the Slyfield Green area of Guildford on 6 July but died in hos...

Hevingham fire destroys two straw barns

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  • October 18, 2013
Two barns containing about 800 tonnes of straw have been destroyed in a fire in Norfolk. The barns at Hevingham stood alongside the A140, a main commuter route between Norwich and Aylsham. The Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was now out...

Man suffers burns in Maidstone house fire

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  • October 18, 2013
A man has been taken to hospital for treatment to burns he suffered in a fire at his house. The blaze erupted in the semi-detached house in Lenside Drive, Bearsted, near Maidstone in the early hours of Thursday. Crews doused the fire which started on...

Colwyn Bay flat fire: Wheat bag warmer blamed for fire

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  • October 18, 2013
A wheat bag left to warm too long in a microwave is believed to have caused a fire in a 93-year-old woman's flat at a Conwy sheltered housing complex. The pensioner and two other people were taken to hospital and about 30 to 40 other residents were e...

Elderly couple die in Salford house fire

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  • October 16, 2013
An elderly couple have died in a fire at their house in Greater Manchester. Firefighters were called to the blaze in Temple Drive in Pendlebury, Salford, shortly after 14:15 BST on Tuesday. Ken Done, aged 89, and his 90-year-old wife Mary, were found...

Deadly explosion at gas storage tank in central Mexico

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  • October 16, 2013
At least five people have been killed and three injured in a gas explosion in the central Mexican state of Puebla, officials say. It is not yet clear what caused the blast at the natural gas storage plant at the Chachapa industrial park. The explosio...

Browns Coachworks Limited goes into administration

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  • October 16, 2013
A County Antrim company that includes the Royal Family among its clients has gone into administration. Browns Coachworks Limited - a family business with a factory in Lisburn - has been operating for about 150 years. As well as being coach builders, ...

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