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19 Feb 2014

Jack Buckley detained for killing friend Ryan Morrell in car blaze

A teenager who killed his friend by accidentally setting fire to a car has been given a three-year custodial sentence. Jack Buckley, 18, drunkenly broke a car window and dropped a lit cigarette lighter inside while using it to search for cannabis and other possessions. He did not realise his friend Ryan Morrell, 18, was […]

19 Feb 2014

Perth fire: Resident jumped from top floor flat

A man suffered serious injuries after jumping from a burning top floor flat. Firefighters were called to the blaze at St Catherine’s Square in Perth at about 23:30 on Tuesday. When they arrived, they were faced with a large fire on the top floor of a four-storey block. The 26-year-old man had already jumped from […]

19 Feb 2014

Man arrested over Stockton house arson attack

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after seven people were forced to flee a house blaze on Teesside. Four adults and three children escaped the fire at the property in Kingston Road, Stockton, on Friday. Police said an initial investigation suggested a flammable liquid had been thrown at the house. A Cleveland […]

17 Feb 2014

North London pavement bursts into flames

Fifty people had to be moved from a shopping street in north London after a pavement burst into flames. The fire, outside a supermarket in Caledonian Road, Islington, was apparently caused by an electrical fault under a manhole cover. Nobody was injured. The BBC’s Marc Ashdown reports. Source:

17 Feb 2014

Essex Police to probe Blue House Farm Community Centre fire

A blaze which destroyed the roof of an Essex community centre is being treated as suspicious, the fire service has said. Blue House Farm Community Centre and the adjoining social club in Laindon were evacuated after a fire broke out on Sunday afternoon. The fire started in the roof area of the community centre. A […]

16 Feb 2014

Two taken to hospital after warehouse fire

A man and a woman were taken to hospital after a fire at a warehouse in Canning Town, east London. Just under 100 firefighters were called at 23:07 GMT on Saturday to tackle the blaze in a warehouse on Shipman Road. The man sustained burns and the woman suffered smoke inhalation. London Fire Brigade said […]

14 Feb 2014

Borth fire crews tackle bog blaze

Fire has broken out on peat bogland in Ceredigion, causing smoke to billow around the area. Fire crews were called to land close to High Street, Borth, near Aberystwyth, on Friday at 05:20 GMT. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service say the blaze covers approximately a hectare (2.5 acres). A spokesperson said the […]

13 Feb 2014

Howard Crest Hotel on fire on Blackpool promenade

A fire that broke out at a hotel on Blackpool promenade is under control. The fire on the top floor of the Howard Crest Hotel in Bolton Street started at about 13:40 GMT and eight fire engines were in attendance, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) said. The hotel is undergoing repairs after being damaged […]

13 Feb 2014

Derbyshire Fire says station closures are a ‘last resort’

Plans to shut 19 fire stations across Derbyshire and make firefighters redundant to save the fire authority money have been scrapped. The fire authority said it would instead approve new proposals to save the service money. The decision comes after 85% of people who took part in a consultation said they were against the closures. […]

10 Feb 2014

Torquay house fire man dies

A man who was rescued from a house fire in Torquay has died in hospital, police have said. Emergency services were called to the house in Dunmere Road at about 06:20 GMT on Sunday. The man, who was taken to Torbay Hospital, has not been identified and the cause of the fire is unclear. Neighbouring […]

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