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[UK] Smoking safety reminder after fire at Tottenham flat

Firefighters have issued a reminder about safely disposing of cigarettes and other smoking materials after a fire at a flat in Grovelands Road in Tottenham. Part of a flat on the ground floor of the building was damaged by fire.
London Fire Brigade--London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) (uk)
added Oct 3, 2017 12:47
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[Pennsylvania] Smoking material caused fire that killed expectant mom, boys

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) - Investigators say discarded smoking material caused a fire that killed a pregnant woman and her two young sons in Pennsylvania. State police in Berks County ruled the Sept. 2 fire accidental. Police said Thursday there was no evidenc
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 1, 2017 01:05
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[New York] Lookback: Week of Sept. 25 to Oct. 2

50 YEARS AGO — 1967...smoking in the school building in recent years has constituted a fire hazard. The new policy permits students in grades seven through 12 to smoke outside the building on the school grounds during the half-hour period immediately fol
Plattsburgh (NY) Press-Republican
added Sep 28, 2017 22:31
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[UK] Pensioner died during Lockleaze house fire started by cigarette in bedroom

The 87-year-old, who lived alone at the address, was a heavy smoker and is believed to have started the fire by dropping a lit cigarette while in his room.
Bristol Evening Post (uk)
added Sep 28, 2017 15:03
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Suit By Smoker's Widow to Blow Back into Florida Court After 2016 Hurricane Caused Mistrial

Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-052862. As Hurricane Matthew bore down on Florida’s east coast, Judge George Maxwell, of Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit, declared a mistrial early last October in Fontaine Wallace’s claim that a tobacco industry conspir
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:59
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[UK] Smoke alarm warning after children escape maisonette blaze near famous Beatles recording studio

The cause of the fire, which happened near the recording studios made famous by The Beatles, is believed to have been caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials on bedding .
GetWestLondon (Trinity Mirror Southern - icCroydon) (uk)
added Sep 26, 2017 14:32
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[UK] Residents evacuated after fire in Purley flat 'caused by disposed cigarette'

Twelve people had evacuated the semi-detached three floor building, which had been converted into small flats, before crews arrived after the fire alarm started going off, said watch manager Ian Day.
Croydon Advertiser (uk)
added Sep 19, 2017 13:57
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[UK] Shopper reveals how she was saved by her WIG as she recovers in hospital after lit cigarette made her car air freshener explode

A shopper has told how her windscreen flew 30ft in the air and all four doors blew off when she lit a cigarette and her car's air freshener exploded. Sharon Victoria Druitt, 51, went into her Ford Focus after shopping at the DIY store in Southend-on-Sea
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 12, 2017 06:50
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[UK] Man is taken to hospital after his car 'exploded' in a B&Q car park when a cigarette ignited an AIR FRESHENER

Firefighters said a build-up of gases from an air freshener were accidentally ignited by a cigarette, adding 'it's not something we've even seen before'.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 7, 2017 02:02
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[UK] Cigarettes cause majority of deadly council housing fires

Fire safety in social housing has been thrown into the spotlight in recent months due to the Grenfell Tower disaster...cigarettes are particularly deadly due to the danger posed by falling asleep smoking or with a smouldering cigarette.
Inside Housing (uk)
added Sep 4, 2017 11:15
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