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Man's body found after house fire near Caernarfon

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  • December 21, 2015
Firefighters have found a man's body at the scene of a house fire in Gwynedd. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said two crews responded to reports of a fire at a property in Penrallt, Saron, near Caernarfon, at 16:50 GMT on Tuesday. They found the...

Man dies in fire at Consett flat

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  • December 21, 2015
A man has died in a fire at an upper-floor flat in County Durham. Emergency services were called to Jubilee Court, Moorside, Consett, on Sunday morning by a fire alarm. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and quickly extingu...

Boy, 14, charged following Harlaw Academy fire in Aberdeen

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  • December 21, 2015
A boy, aged 14, has been charged after a fire at an Aberdeen school. Harlaw Academy was closed on Monday after an incident at the weekend, and re-opened on Tuesday. Police Scotland said the 14-year-old boy had been charged in connection with the wilf...

Men and baby treated after fire at flat in Greenock

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  • December 21, 2015
Two men and a baby have been treated in hospital following a kitchen fire at a flat in Greenock, Inverclyde. Fire crews extinguished the blaze in a top floor flat of the three-storey tenement in Brachelston Street shortly after being called at 18:05 ...

Annan woman Yvonne Fitzner dies 11 days after house fire

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  • December 21, 2015
Police have confirmed that an Annan woman has died in hospital 11 days after being rescued from a house fire in the town. Emergency services were called to an incident in the town's Winterhope Road on 3 December. Yvonne Elaine Fitzner, 48, was found ...

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue strike payments were 'lawful'

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  • December 21, 2015
Overtime payments made to three senior fire officers during the 2013 fire strikes were "lawful", an independent investigation has found. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) paid £42,000 to its chief fire officer, and former deputy chief and assis...

Protest outside Haworth's closed fire station

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  • December 21, 2015
A protest has been held after plans to reopen a closed fire station as an "emergency hub" were dropped. Haworth fire station in West Yorkshire closed by budget cuts in 2014, but campaigners thought proposals for a new lease of life were to be discuss...

Four rescued from 'severe' Birmingham house fire

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  • December 21, 2015
Four men were taken to hospital after being rescued from a "severe" house fire. The men have been described as "very lucky" by firefighters who said the blaze, in Queens Head Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, was "very challenging". Investigators said th...

Russian mental health clinic fire kills 23 in Voronezh

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  • December 21, 2015
At least 23 people have died in a fire at a mental health clinic in the Voronezh region of western Russia, the emergency ministry says. At least 20 people are being treated in hospital, the ministry says. The building was completely destroyed by the ...

Fire in Jersey which trapped two women treated as suspicious

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  • December 21, 2015
A fire which trapped two women in a first floor flat is being treated as suspicious, Jersey's police have said. Nine firefighters attended the incident on Columbus Street in St Helier at about 03:00 GMT. Jersey Fire & Rescue Service said initiall...

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