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Fire crew rescue woman in blaze in Merthyr Tydfil house

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  • October 29, 2010
A woman was rescued and taken to hospital after a fire on the ground floor of a house in Merthyr Tydfil. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters were called to the blaze on the Gurnos estate shortly before 0120 BST. Four firefighters us...

Firefighters attacked with stones in Newcastle

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  • October 28, 2010
Fire crews have been attacked with stones and verbally abused by youths in Newcastle, it has emerged. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said the incidents had happened in Westerhope, Walker and Elswick, within the past week. The service has sent ...

'Hazardous' chemical drum found on Jersey beach

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  • October 28, 2010
Emergency crews have removed a "potentially hazardous" chemical drum washed up on a Jersey beach, in an operation taking about two-and-a-half hours. The drum was spotted by a walker in St Aubin's Bay at First Tower, St Helier, on Wednesday evening. T...

Mother criticises fire officers over son's lake death

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  • October 28, 2010
A mother has criticised fire officers for not going into a frozen lake to rescue her son as he and another man were drowning. Philip Surridge, 42, from Corby, tried to rescue Paul Litchfield, 30, of Raunds, but both died at Brightwell Lake, Ringstead...

Watchdog calls for Scottish fire brigades merger

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  • October 28, 2010
Scotland's fire service watchdog has called for the country's eight fire brigades to be merged into one. Brian Fraser, the Chief Inspector of Fire and Rescue Authorities, said the reforms would protect frontline services from public spending cuts. He...

Snake trapped in owner's bangles in Buckinghamshire

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  • October 28, 2010
A snake owner from Buckinghamshire needed help from firefighters after her royal python slithered through bangles on her wrist and became trapped. Sam Brooks, 40, arrived at Amersham Fire Station on Wednesday with the 4ft 6in (1.36m) snake attached t...

Elderly woman rescued from bungalow fire in Goring

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  • October 28, 2010
An elderly woman was rescued from her bungalow in West Sussex after a light fitting caught fire. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) crews were called to the property in Sea Place, Goring, at about 2305 BST. Firefighters helped the pensioner ...

Lenham shops fire destroys MP Hugh Robertson's office

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  • October 28, 2010
A fire which started in a Kent hardware store has destroyed the constituency office of a government minister. The fire in The Square, Lenham, destroyed eight shops, other businesses and the office of Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sports and the Olympi...

Marine firefighters airlifted to assess fish ship fire

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  • October 28, 2010
Marine firefighting specialists are assessing the condition of a factory trawler off the coast of Cornwall. The Faroes-registered Athena caught fire about 230 miles (370km) south west of the Isles of Scilly on Wednesday. A container ship which rescue...

Elderly woman rescued from house fire in Stamford

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  • October 28, 2010
An elderly woman has been rescued from a fire at a house in Lincolnshire. Crews went to Fir Road in Stamford at about 0340 BST. The conservatory was severely damaged by fire with smoke damage to the rest of the house. The fire service said the fire a...

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