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19 Mar 2014

Longdon-upon-Tern pub fire: Couple left without home

A landlord and landlady have lost their home and business after a fire gutted a Shropshire pub. More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Tayleur Arms in Longdon-upon-Tern, near Bratton, in the early hours of Wednesday. About 90% of the property was damaged, the fire service said. Richard and Eve Harvey had lived […]

12 Mar 2014

Caerphilly fire: Shop badly damaged in Cardiff Road blaze

A town centre shop has been badly damaged in a fire which led to neighbouring premises being evacuated. The blaze at a clothes shop on Cardiff Road, Caerphilly, led to nearby residents being advised to keep their windows closed. Seven fire crews from as far afield as the Vale of Glamorgan were at the scene […]

06 Mar 2014

Bird pinches smoking butt and starts flat fire

A bird started a fire in a flat in Stockwell last night, the London Fire Brigade believes. Fire investigators think a bird nicked a smouldering cigarette butt and dropped it into a nest in the roof area, causing it to catch light. Fire investigation officer Matt Cullen, who examined the scene, said: “When we got […]

06 Mar 2014

Two dead after overnight house fire in County Galway

Two people have been found dead after a house fire in the Republic of Ireland. The blaze, at a block of flats on Railway Road, Gort, was reported to the emergency services at 02:50 GMT. The body of a 38-year-old man and a second body, believed to be that of a woman in her 60s, […]

06 Mar 2014

Arson attack at Quinn Glass Factory in Derrylin

There has been another arson attack at a business in County Fermanagh formerly owned by ex-billionaire Séan Quinn. Firefighters were called to Quinns Glass Factory on Ballyconnell Road, Derrylin, at 22:05 GMT on Wednesday after a generator was set alight. No-one was hurt and police have said they are treating the fire as arson. There […]

04 Mar 2014

Fire crews could spend ‘several days’ at Salford plant

Firefighters are expected to be at the scene of a major fire at a recycling plant in Salford for several days, Greater Manchester Fire Service said. Eight fire engines tackled the blaze at its height, and train services into and out of Manchester were reduced. Fire crews were called to the paper recycling plant in […]

04 Mar 2014

Ardee funeral home fire: Man’s body recovered

The body of a 30-year-old man has been recovered following a fire at a coffin-making factory in County Louth in the Republic of Ireland. The man, who was Lithuanian, worked at Finlay’s Coffin and Casket Services in Ardee. It is thought that he got trapped when the fire broke out at the factory at 17:15 […]

03 Mar 2014

Man dies in ‘severe’ house fire at Beighton

A man in his 60s has died in a “severe” house fire in the Beighton area of Sheffield. Fire crews called to Poplar Avenue on Monday afternoon found the fire had burned through the roof of the house. Crews wearing breathing equipment found the man, who has not been named, on the first floor of […]

03 Mar 2014

Crewe house fire: Woman dies in ‘fridge fault’ blaze

A 74-year-old woman died in a house fire thought to have been caused by a faulty fridge-freezer, the fire service said. The blaze started in a bungalow on Prior Close, Wistaston, near Crewe, on Saturday evening. An initial investigation suggested there was an electrical fault with the appliance, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said. A […]

03 Mar 2014

Slyfield Green fatal fire: Arrested man released

A man arrested over the death of a World War Two soldier killed in a house fire in Surrey has been released. Frederyk “Fred” Kucharski, 92, was rescued from the fire in Slyfield Green, Guildford, on 6 July 2013, but died in hospital five days later. A 37-year-old woman arrested over the suspected arson attack […]