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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...
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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...