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Old nightclub faces devastating fire

A large fire has gutted an old nightclub venue in South Yorkshire. The old Chicago Rock club, on New Street in Barnsley was “well alight” when firefighters arrived at 05:20 BST. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said eight fire engines were sent to the large...
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Death from fire figure rises

The death figure in fire-related incidents in England has seen its biggest percentage increase in 20 years. Fire fighters attended 7,000 more fires across England last year, the death figure rises. Data published by the Home Office shows the death of 303 people in fires in...
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Aerosol explodes causing apartment fire

The scene of the fire at the flats in Hamstead on Coniston Crescent, caused by an exploded aerosol   An aerosol can exploded when it was left outside a Birmingham flat in the baking sunshine. Firefighters were alerted to the explosion after residents of Hamstead House,...
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House fire kills elderly couple

A house fire which killed an elderly couple started due to an electrical fault, the fire service has said. A man in his 90s and a woman in her 80s died following a house blaze on Gannock Park West, Deganwy, Conwy, at about 07:40 BST on Tuesday. They were brought out of the house...
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Serious fine for Milton Keynes couple

The owner of a house in multiple occupation (HiMO) in Milton Keynes and her husband have been ordered to pay fines for serious fire safety breaches. Mrs. Mahin Begum Choudhury and Mr. Ajjequr Rahman Irshad have been ordered to pay £27,485.08 after pleading guilty to 10 serious...
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Accidental fire destroys paint factory

A spray paint factory in Leicester has been demolished after it was severely damaged by a large ‘accidental’ fire. Huge plumes of smoke could be seen across the city during the fire – which was started accidentally. Several streets were closed while the fire was...
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Helicopter fire on Snowdonia peak

An RAF helicopter has burst into flames on a Snowdonia peak after being forced to land due to a technical problem. All five people who were on board the helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey have been reported safe and did not need hospital treatment. Emergency services were...
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Construction site £100k fine for no safety

South Wales based J G Hale Construction Ltd has been fined £100,000 for running an unsafe timber-frame construction site. An HSE picture of the construction site in use Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court heard that HSE launched an investigation on 27 July after making an unannounced...
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Blaze seen from Bewdley

13:27 Chemical caught alight and spread to cars and a factory West Midlands Fire Service received scores of calls to the blaze. It said the fire broke out in Rufford Street after a chemical caught alight and spread to cars and a factory. 13:28 Smoke from massive blaze filling the...

Fire destroys indoor complex

Traders have been left devastated after a major blaze ripped through a bowling alley and indoor market. Twenty-two fire engines were called at about 03:20 BST to the Regent Superbowl and indoor market in Great Yarmouth. The blaze engulfed the Regent Road building, causing it to...