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Westcliff flat fire: Man charged after pregnant woman dies

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  • May 17, 2016
A man has been charged with the murder of a pregnant woman who died in a fire in a tower block. Khabi Abrey, 30, was one of seven people taken to hospital after the fire on the ninth floor of the Balmoral Road flats in Westcliff-on-Sea on Saturday. L...

Fire breaks out at Southampton fireworks store

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  • May 17, 2016
A huge blaze broke out at a shop in Southampton, setting off dozens of fireworks stored inside. Explosives lit up the sky and loud bangs were heard as the fire took hold at 05:00 BST on Bitterne Road West. Homes and properties within 100 metres (328f...

Man found in caravan doorway after fire in Featherstone

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  • May 17, 2016
A man has died in a fire in a caravan in Staffordshire. Firefighters arrived at St James' caravan park on New Road, Featherstone, at about 00:30 BST and spent more than five hours tackling the blaze. The man's body was found in the doorway, Staffords...

Westcliff flat fire injuries life-threatening

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  • May 9, 2016
A woman is in hospital with life-threatening injuries following a fire in an Essex tower block. The 30-year-old was one of seven people, including a baby, taken to hospital after the blaze on the ninth floor of the Balmoral Road flats in Westcliff. A...

Elderly man dies in Luton house fire

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  • May 9, 2016
An elderly man has been killed in a fire at a house in Luton. The blaze broke out at a home in Maple Road West at 18:10 BST on Friday. The man, in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed and an investigation into the ...

Oxfordshire police and fire service home safety pilot

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  • May 9, 2016
Police and fire services in Oxfordshire are to work together in a new "advice sharing" scheme. The pilot will see Thames Valley Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and firefighters offering both fire safety and crime prevention advice during ho...

Canada wildfire: Thousands airlifted from Fort McMurray as blaze grows

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  • May 7, 2016
Canadian officials are airlifting some 8,000 people who fled north of Fort McMurray - the city which has been devastated by a massive wildfire. They also hope that the only motorway to the south will become safe on Friday to move the remaining 17,000...

'Exploding tea towels' blamed for Cotswold pub fire

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  • May 7, 2016
A Cotswold pub owner has called for better awareness of the danger of self combusting tea towels after her pub kitchen was destroyed in a fire. Liz Henty, landlady of the Seven Tuns in Chedworth, Gloucestershire, said the blaze began after dirty tea ...

Vauxhall Station fire: Ongoing disruption follows blaze

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  • May 7, 2016
Rail passengers have been told to expect delays until services end on Thursday following a fire on the tracks at Vauxhall station. The blaze broke out in signalling cables under one of the platforms in central London shortly after 02:30 BST. Travelle...

Illicit cigarette caused fire death in Bournemouth

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  • May 7, 2016
A woman died following a house fire caused by an illicit cigarette, an inquest has heard. Barbara Rankilor, 75, was found with 70% burns in her smoke-filled home in Cranleigh Road, Bournemouth, on 8 November and died later in hospital. An inquest int...