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Isle of Man Fire Service open days draw crowds

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  • August 22, 2010
The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service has invited local people into their stations to take part in two open days. A spokesman said large crowds attended the events at Ramsey and Douglas fire stations over the weekend. Visitors had the chance to pla...

Two bodies found at Barnstaple house after fire

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  • August 22, 2010
Police are treating the discovery of two bodies at a house in Devon after a fire as a murder inquiry. Fire crews found the bodies at Fortmead Close in Barnstaple on Sunday morning. A man rescued from the house by firefighters was being treated at Nor...

Motorist crashes 30m down riverbank near Llanelli

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  • August 22, 2010
An elderly motorist is in hospital after his car veered off a road and fell 20-30m down a riverbank. The incident happened at 08.50 BST on Sunday in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. Emergency crews were called to the scene, near Pant Hywel Farm on the B430...

Nottingham hotel evacuated over kitchen fire

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  • August 22, 2010
More than 50 guests were forced to leave a Nottingham hotel after a fire started. Emergency crews were called to the Crowne Plaza, on Wollaton Street, in the city centre, at about 0050 BST on Sunday. A spokeswoman said the fire started in the hotel k...

Demolition of Bishop Auckland fire station complete

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  • August 22, 2010
The final stage of the demolition of a 55-year-old County Durham fire station has taken place. The station at Watling Road in Bishop Auckland is being replaced by a state of the art unit housing three appliances at nearby Fylands Bridge. County Durha...

Fire crews rescue a trapped horse at Wrexham

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  • August 22, 2010
Firefighters were called to the aid of a horse that had become entangled in barbed wire. The incident happened just after 0000 BST on Sunday when the horse got into difficulty after trapping its hooves. Crews from Wrexham and Colwyn Bay attended and ...

Roof of Stoke-on-Trent house collapses on to road

  • News Item
  • August 22, 2010
The roof of a house has collapsed on to a road in Stoke-on-Trent, leaving the premises unsafe. Surrounding properties were cleared after the fire service was called to Bath Street, Stoke-on-Trent, at about 0120 BST on Sunday. No-one was injured or tr...

Firefighter taken to hospital after Devizes pub fire

  • News Item
  • August 22, 2010
A firefighter was injured while tackling a major fire at a pub in Wiltshire on Saturday night. The blaze began in the upper floor of the Black Horse in Bath Road, Devizes, and spread to the roof. Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said the pub was eva...

Woman held after flat fire rescue in Bedfordshire

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  • August 22, 2010
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a man suffered life-threatening injuries in a flat fire in Bedfordshire. The man, believed to be in his 60s, was carried unconscious from Kilgour Court, Bassett Road, Leighton Buzzard, in the earl...

Dog rescued from bungalow fire in Long Eaton

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  • August 22, 2010
Firefighters who spent more than three hours tackling a blaze at a Derbyshire bungalow rescued a dog from the property. Emergency crews were called to the building on Wilmot Street, in Long Eaton, at about 0250 BST on Sunday. A fire spokeswoman said ...

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