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Firefighters tackle overnight house fires in Suffolk

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  • February 25, 2013
Firefighters have dealt with a series of overnight house fires in Suffolk. They were called to blazes in thatched cottages at Nedging Tye, near Hadleigh, and All Saints South Elmham, near Bungay on Friday evening. Crews were called shortly before 06:...

Man rescues neighbours from fire in Oldham

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  • February 25, 2013
A man has been praised for rescuing a family of seven from a fire at their house in Greater Manchester. Shabir Hussain helped his neighbours to safety in the early hours of Friday, when the blaze broke out in the kitchen of the house in Brewerton Roa...

Two people in hospital after Southall workshop fire

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  • February 23, 2013
Two people were taken to hospital after a fire in west London that destroyed a car workshop. Homes were evacuated and an exclusion zone set up around the property on The Green in Southall after gas cylinders were reported to be inside. Ten fire engin...

New homes under construction destroyed in site fire

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  • February 23, 2013
Two houses under construction have been destroyed by a fire in Neilston Road, Paisley. Two appliances from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue attended the blaze after receiving a call at about 17.15. The unoccupied houses, part of a row of terraced homes, h...

Guernsey firefighters tackle toxic blaze for nine hours

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  • February 23, 2013
There was no danger to the public from toxic fumes created by a fire that took nine hours to put out, Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service has said. Firefighters were called to the Chemin Le Roi, in the Forest, at about 02:00 GMT to deal with the fire in...

Chimneys warning after 29 fires in Devon and Somerset

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  • February 23, 2013
People in Devon and Somerset are being urged to have their chimneys swept after nearly 30 fires in a week. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said it had dealt with 29 incidents across both counties in seven days up to Friday morning. The ser...

Derby fire deaths: PC comforting couple told of threats

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  • February 23, 2013
A father accused of killing six of his children in a fire blamed an ex-mistress even as rescue efforts were continuing, a court has heard. Five children died in the blaze at their home in Derby last May, and a sixth died later in hospital. Their pare...

Family flees house fire in Newton Aycliffe

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  • February 23, 2013
A baby and a toddler were taken to hospital after escaping from a house fire in County Durham with their mother. A fire started in the kitchen of a home in Walker Lane, Newton Aycliffe, at about 02:00 GMT, the fire service said. The children were tak...

Girl, 12, 'saved siblings from fire' at Manchester home

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  • February 23, 2013
A 12-year-old girl has been praised for evacuating her four younger siblings from a fire that destroyed her family's Manchester home. Courtney Ratcliffe's calm response to the blaze on Finchley Avenue, Newton Heath, on Wednesday, ensured they escaped...

Man dies in Landford house fire

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  • February 23, 2013
An elderly man has died in a house fire in Landford in Wiltshire. Crews were called to a property in Lyndhurst Road at about 15:30 GMT on Thursday, to find a bedroom alight. Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said crews wearing breathing apparatus found the m...

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