News Emergency workers battle to contain the flames

Grade-two listed Victorian terrace was left a shell

Residents evacuated as flats hit by fire

An investigation was under way today after a blaze broke out in a block of flats.

Two men in hospital after quarry explosion

Two men are in hospital with burns following an explosion involving a lorry at a quarry near Bristol.

Woman rescued dogs from fire but forgot grandson

A woman told how she accidentally left her grandson in her burning house as she rescued her beloved dogs.

Train carrying 60 passengers derails

An estimated two dozen passengers were hurt when a train came off the tracks between Glasgow and Oban.

Flooding forces thousands to flee

Thousands of firefighters and soldiers are strengthening dykes that are crumbling in a second wave of massive flooding in southern Poland following weeks of torrential rains.

Firm fined after worker's lift shaft death

A company was ordered to pay £45,000 in a fine and costs at the Old Bailey today after a fitter was crushed to death in a lift accident.

Thousands evacuated from Science Museum

Two thousand visitors and staff were evacuated from the Science Museum in London after a "chemical incident" yesterday. Three people were taken to hospital following what was believed to be a spillage in the basement.

Two young children die in suspected arson attack

Two young children have been killed after a suspected arson attack on a house in Derbyshire, police said today.

Hundreds remember firefighters at memorial service

Hundreds of people turned out at an open-air memorial service in memory of two firefighters, including one from Dorset, killed during a blaze at a high-rise tower block.

Family express guilt over firemen deaths in their home

A couple have expressed their feelings of guilt for the fire that ripped through their flat, killing two firemen.

200 feared dead as new mudslide hits Rio slum

At least 200 people were feared dead after being buried under the latest landslide to hit a slum in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan area, authorities said yesterday.

Union to probe blaze that killed firefighters

The Fire Brigades Union said it will conduct its own investigation into the deaths of two firefighters, including one from Dorset, killed in a tower block blaze.

Tributes to firefighters killed by tower blaze

Fire that devastated block of flats raged out of control, say witnesses

100 fight London restaurant complex blaze

More than 100 firefighters were battling a blaze today in a restaurant and office complex.

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