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Duns warehouse blaze cordon in place

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  • September 14, 2010
An exclusion zone has been set up around the scene of a warehouse fire in the Scottish Borders. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service were called out to the incident at a property on Station Road in Duns. An acetylene cylinder was found in the ...

Row over Berkshire fire service control room merger bid

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  • September 14, 2010
Fire Brigades Union (FBU) members have expressed "serious concerns" over Berkshire fire service's plan to share control rooms with the Surrey brigade. Surrey's Reigate control centre would handle all 999 calls usually dealt with at Dee Road in Tilehu...

Hastings bungalow fire treated as arson

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  • September 14, 2010
A fire outside a Sussex bungalow that led to nearby properties being evacuated and a family being rehoused was an arson attack, police have said. Emergency teams were called to the fire in Carpenter Drive, Hastings, at about 2300 BST on Monday. Det S...

Man injured in cyanide poisoning at Basingstoke site

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  • September 14, 2010
A man has been taken to hospital after suffering chemical poisoning at an industrial site in Hampshire. Firefighters were called to a "hazardous material incident" in Daneshill, Basingstoke. A 46-year-old man suffered cadmium cyanide poisoning, a Ham...

Several hurt in Sainsbury's coffee machine explosion

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  • September 14, 2010
A number of people, including customers, were hurt when an industrial coffee machine exploded at a Sainsbury's supermarket in Hampshire. Fire crews were called at 1225 BST to the Kingsmead centre in Farnborough after the blast in the store's cafe. Si...

Memorial church of last Russian tsar burns down

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  • September 14, 2010
Fire has destroyed a wooden church built on the site where the remains of Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II, and his family were found in the Urals. Firefighters managed to stop the blaze spreading to other parts of the Ganina Yama monastery near Yekat...

Sixty firefighting jobs in Shropshire could go

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  • September 14, 2010
Shropshire's chief fire officer said up to 60 firefighters, officers and support staff could leave the service to make £3m savings. The posts will go as staff due to leave the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service over the next four years will not ...

Rush-hour delays in Birmingham after lorry crash

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  • September 14, 2010
Drivers in the morning rush hour faced delays in Birmingham after a collision involving two lorries. One lorry driver aged about 40 had neck pain after the crash at Dartmouth Circus in Aston. The ambulance service, which was called at 0615 BST, said ...

Firefighters rescue man from Havant flat fire

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  • September 14, 2010
A man has been rescued by firefighters from a fire in block of flats in Hampshire. Crews were called to the property in Middle Park Way, Havant, on Monday night, where a fire had begun in the lounge of a third-floor flat. A dozen firefighters were se...

Fire breaks out at Bootle waste management centre

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  • September 14, 2010
Firefighters tackled a blaze at a waste management centre on Merseyside. The fire started at the Veolia plant on Bankhall Lane in Bootle just before 0400 BST. About 120 tonnes of household rubbish are thought to have gone up in flames inside the buil...

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