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01 Feb 2014

Fire at Watford church blamed on arsonists

A fire which badly damaged a church in Watford has been blamed on arsonists. Police believe the fire at the Derby Road Baptist Church was started between 07:00 and 09:00 GMT. Det Insp Matt Phillips, of Hertfordshire Police, said his officers were working with colleagues from the Fire and Rescue Service. He said the church […]

31 Jan 2014

Woman dies in Brightlingsea boatyard fire

A woman has died in a house boat fire at an Essex boatyard. Essex Police is currently at the scene following the fire at LH Morgan and Sons (Marine) in Brightlingsea. The cause of the fire, reported at 07:40 GMT, is under investigation though it is not thought to be suspicious. The woman’s identity has […]

31 Jan 2014

Rochdale asbestos mill fire: Residents told to close windows

Residents were told to keep doors and windows closed after a fire broke out at a former asbestos mill in Rochdale. About 30 firefighters spent the night dealing with a blaze at the derelict Turner and Newall mill after being called at about 23:10 GMT. The fire on Rooley Moor Road has been contained, Greater […]

31 Jan 2014

Paddington flats evacuated after 19th floor fire

About 150 people were evacuated from a block of flats in central London after a fire broke out on the 19th floor. Residents at the block on Harrow Road in Paddington were alerted to the fire at 02:30 GMT and 35 firefighters were called to the scene. The flat where the fire originated was badly […]