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Firefighters called out 277 times on Halloween night

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  • October 31, 2010
The fire service responded to 277 emergency calls across Northern Ireland on Halloween night. Most incidents involved gorse, rubbish and bonfires. At one point fire control was handling a call every 90 seconds. Although there was a slight increase on...

London firefighters' strike to go ahead on Monday

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  • October 31, 2010
A planned eight-hour strike by London's firefighters will go ahead on Monday after 11th-hour talks broke down, the Fire Brigades Union has said. The FBU and London Fire Brigade had met in an attempt to avert the strike and one set to start on Bonfire...

Burglary probe at fire-hit Lowestoft hotel

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  • October 31, 2010
A Suffolk hotel which suffered extensive damage in a fire could have been broken into shortly before, the fire service has said. Emergency services were called to the Sunrise Inn in Corton Road, Lowestoft, shortly after 0100 GMT and spent about two h...

Southampton fire crews tackle restaurant blaze

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  • October 31, 2010
About 60 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a Hampshire restaurant during the early hours. The fire broke out at the Aleha Cuisine in Commercial Road, Southampton, at about 0300 GMT. Residents living in flats above and surrounding the restaurant, o...

Fireworks thrown at firefighters in Essex

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  • October 31, 2010
Fireworks have been thrown at firefighters in Essex who were responding to a call about fireworks put through letterboxes. Crews were called to Adelaide Road in Tilbury on Saturday night when fireworks were put through the two letterboxes causing sma...

Man dies in Kintore caravan fire

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  • October 31, 2010
A man has died following a fire in a caravan in Aberdeenshire in the early hours of the morning. Emergency services received reports of a fire at Hillhead Caravan Park in Kintore shortly after 0100 BST. Police are still trying to identify the man, wh...

Nightclub evacuated after fire breaks out

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  • October 31, 2010
More than 500 teenagers had to leave a nightclub in Cookstown, County Tyrone after a fire broke out in two buildings on Saturday night. The alarm was raised at about 2200 BST at the Clubland nightclub. Six fire appliances were used to bring under con...

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