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Blaze to burn for 24 hours

A blaze that broke out at a recycling plant in west Belfast on Wednesday continues to burn. Six fire engines and about 30 firefighters are still in attendance at the Wastebeater facility on the Blackstaff Road, off Kennedy Way. People living near the facility have been advised to...
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London grassland fire takes 60 firefighters

More than 60 firefighters brought the flames under control using grass beaters and water backpacks in London   A blaze ripped through an area of grassland the size of three football pitches in London. Around three hectares of scrubland were alight on Tottenham Marshes in Lee...
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Hospital faces £380M bill for not being fire proof

‘A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN’ Two-years of round-the-clock renovations required as urgent safety work begins to rectify the mistake at the University Hospital of Coventry. URGENT safety works have begun at a £380 million PFI hospital after inspectors found it was...
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Arson attack to destroy evidence

A vehicle was used to break through barriers before it was destroyed by arson Arson attackers rammed a car through the gates of a Brussels crime laboratory before starting a fire to destroy forensic evidence, prosecutors say. Prosecutor’s spokeswoman Ine Van Wymersch said a...
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Elderly relocated after fire safety fears

NHS Tayside has defended its decision to close a ward for elderly people at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Dundee, citing environmental risks as the reason. Concerns have been raised by residents in the West End about the transfer of frail patients from the “bright and airy” Ward...
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Restaurant fire called for 60 firefighters

Dozens of firefighters tackle flames which can be seen for miles around A well-known restaurant and former nightclub was on fire today, Thursday. Around 60 firefighters were at the scene of the blaze at Hickory’s Smoke House in Kidderminster Road, Wall Heath . The blaze...
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Wolverhampton fire needed 50 firefighters

The fire at the haulage yard spread through several vehicles and shipping containers This fire needed 50 firefighters to tackle the huge blaze. A fire that led to explosions being heard across the Black Country is being treated as arson, police have confirmed. Sixteen lorries and...
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Blaze breaks out at Academy School

Twelve fire crews were sent to tackle the blaze at Cecil Jones School in Southend at 16:30 BST Firefighters had to use water from a nearby swimming pool to bring a blaze at a school in Essex under control. Twelve fire crews were sent to Cecil Jones Academy in Southend after the...
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Jailed landlord faces £100,000 fine

A Landlord has been jailed after “cutting corners” and deliberately putting his “wealth” before the “safety of tenants”. He was “wholly money-orientated” and “woefully inadequate” in his duties – and it was only by...
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Wembley landlord: 24 people in 7 person house

A rogue landlord faces a court bill of almost £40,000 after being caught cramming 24 people into a house in Wembley. Willesden Magistrates’ Court heard Tilak Raj Sarna of George V Avenue in Pinner initially claim innocence but then accept his guilt after two days of cross...