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Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdistan city of Irbil 'kills 19'

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  • February 7, 2016
At least 19 people have died in a fire that ripped through a hotel in Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, officials say. Provincial governor Nawzad Hadi said 14 were from the Philippines, three were Iraqis and one was a Palestinian. One victim has...

Cannabis farm sparks Middlesbrough house fire

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  • February 7, 2016
A cannabis farm being cultivated in a Middlesbrough house led to a fire, police said. Firefighters were called to a property on fire in Falmouth Street on Monday evening. They alerted police when plants with an estimated street value of £150,000 wer...

Family homeless after Indesit tumble dryer causes fire

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  • February 7, 2016
A family from Surrey are homeless after a fire, started by their Indesit tumble dryer, destroyed their property just weeks after they had contacted the manufacturer. Susan Garnham from Guildford spotted flames coming the back of the machine on Saturd...

Microsoft recalls millions of fire-risk power cords

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  • February 7, 2016
Microsoft is recalling more than two million power cords sold with Surface tablets worldwide after 56 reports of them overheating and emitting flames. It has also received five reports of customers receiving electrical shocks. Users should unplug the...

Fire at Ross-on-Wye industrial estate causes "bomb-like" explosions

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  • February 7, 2016
Gas canisters went off "like bombs" during a "serious" fire at an industrial estate. Residents living near the site were advised to keep windows and doors closed while more than 40 firefighters fought the flames from about 17:45 GMT on Wednesday. A p...

Corby hotel fire: Three teenagers arrested

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  • February 7, 2016
Three teenagers have been arrested after a hotel fire in Northamptonshire left four people with smoke injuries. More than 50 firefighters helped 120 guests and staff flee flames at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel in Corby on Saturday afternoon. Flames sp...

Explosion fears at Tafs timber yard fire in Telford

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  • February 7, 2016
More than 40 firefighters have been tackling a major fire at a timber yard. A 200m (656ft) cordon was set up around Tafs fence panel site in Telford, Shropshire after fire crews were alerted at about 21:00 GMT Tuesday. There were fears that gas cylin...

Fire at Appin prompts evacuation and exclusion zone

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  • February 7, 2016
  An early-morning fire at a village in northern Argyll resulted in 16 homes being evacuated and a 200m exclusion zone being put in place. The blaze, at a garage on Tyneribbie, in Appin, near the A898, was reported at about 05:00. Homes were evacuat...

Bradford mill blaze: Drummonds destroyed by fire

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  • January 31, 2016
About 30 firefighters are still at the scene of a blaze that has destroyed a former mill in Bradford. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue crews worked through the night to contain the fire at Drummonds Mill in Manningham. Ian Bitcon, of West Yorkshire Fir...

Teens admit setting fire to homeless man in Barnstaple

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  • January 31, 2016
Two teenagers have admitted setting fire to a homeless disabled man who was sheltering in a sleeping bag. Exeter Crown Court was shown CCTV footage of a lit piece of cardboard being put on the sleeping bag in Barnstaple's Pannier Market. The boys, wh...

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