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Fire under New York bridge disrupts trains

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  • September 20, 2010
Commuter rail lines into New York's Grand Central station have been suspended because of a fire under a bridge. Wooden pilings under the 138th Street lift bridge were ablaze and being attended by a firefighting boat. Thick smoke billowed over the bri...

People rescued after arson attack on flats on Teesside

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  • September 20, 2010
Fire officers rescued people trapped inside a burning block of flats on Teesside after an arson attack on the building. Emergency service crews were called to Burghley Court, Hemlington, at about 0345 BST on Saturday. People in one of the upstairs fl...

Alert after tea light starts Folkestone flat fire

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  • September 20, 2010
Two men had a "lucky escape" when a tea light candle caused a fire at their Kent flat while they were asleep. Kent Fire and Rescue said the blaze started in a property on Grimston Avenue, in Folkestone, after a candle was left to burn on a plastic DV...

Industrial units in Braintree evacuated as bodies found

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  • September 20, 2010
A man and a woman have been found dead in a car at an industrial estate in Essex. Emergency services went to Braintree Enterprise Centre at 0825 BST. Police said a "noxious substance", believed to be hydrogen sulphide, was found inside the car and ne...

Fire crew dealing with blaze attacked in Londonderry

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  • September 20, 2010
Members of the emergency services have come under attack in Londonderry. The incident happened after a petrol bomb was thrown through the window of a car on Fountain Hill. Bottles were thrown at firefighters called out to deal with the fire at about ...

Long-running firefighter dispute in Essex resumes

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  • September 20, 2010
Firefighters in Essex have resumed their industrial action over cuts in front line services. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) are not working overtime and are refusing to cover staff shortages. The chief fire officer told union officials that...

Londonderry bar evacuated after arson attack

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  • September 20, 2010
A city centre bar in Londonderry has been evacuated after an arson attack. Firefighters were called to the Ice Wharf bar on the Strand Road just after 0000 BST on Monday. Station Commander Kevin Lynch said it appeared someone had set a fire in the me...

Plan for Grampian fire cover change in Aberdeen raised

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  • September 20, 2010
Grampian Fire and Rescue Service has proposed removing full-time fire cover from its station at Dyce in Aberdeen. A new risk management plan to go before board members later this week shows there were 62 house fires in the area in a five-year period....

Bude firefighters get tickets for parking at station

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  • September 20, 2010
Firefighters handling 999 calls in north Cornwall say they are tired of being issued with parking tickets. There are no designated spaces by the station in Bude, so retained firefighters say they have to park their vehicles on double yellow lines. A ...

Recycling plant fire warning to Buckley residents

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  • September 20, 2010
Residents have been advised to keep doors and windows closed after a fire at a recycling plant in Flintshire. Six fire crews have spent the night at the Spencer industrial estate in Buckley. Environmental health officers are monitoring smoke levels b...

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