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Legal action planned over 'too big' fire engines

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  • November 13, 2010
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service is to take legal action against the firm which supplied two of its fire engines. The service said the two combined pump and ladder appliances, costing £450,000 each, were not fit for purpose. They are ...

False alarms cost Cornwall fire service £500,000

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  • November 13, 2010
False alarms triggered by automatic heat and smoke detectors are costing nearly £500,000 a year, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has said. The brigade said it responded to nearly 1,000 call outs in 2009 prompted by alarms going off because of c...

Two die in Buckinghamshire as crash car catches fire

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  • November 13, 2010
Two women died after the car they were in hit a tree in Buckinghamshire and burst into flames. The Renault Clio, which had six people inside, crashed on the A413 Amersham Road in Denham, Buckinghamshire, at about 0240 BST, police said. "The two women...

More than 50 firefighters tackle Oxfordshire house fire

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  • November 13, 2010
More than 50 firefighters have tackled a large blaze at a three-story detached house in Oxfordshire. Fire crews were alerted to the fire at the property in West Challow, Wantage, at 1628 GMT on Thursday. It took firefighters two hours to get the flam...

Children on school bus as it catches fire in Wiltshire

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  • November 13, 2010
A bus caught fire as it took children to a school in Wiltshire. Police said none of the five children who were on board the Wilts and Dorset single decker were injured. The incident happened at about 0900 GMT as the bus was travelling to Winterslow S...

Three children die in Bridlington house fire

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  • November 13, 2010
Three children have died and their mother has been seriously injured in a house fire in East Yorkshire. The fire broke out at the property in Clarence Avenue, Bridlington, shortly before midnight. The children's mother Samantha Hudson, 27, is said to...

Woman impaled by tree branch in Wakefield dies

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  • November 13, 2010
A woman who was impaled by the branch of a tree which smashed into her car in high winds in West Yorkshire has died in hospital. Police said the tree crashed on to the A642 on the outskirts of Wakefield on Thursday evening. The 55-year-old Pontefrac...

Child has lucky escape after after tree hits car

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  • November 13, 2010
Two women and an 11-year-old boy narrowly escaped injury when a tree fell on two cars near Nixon's Corner outside Londonderry on Thursday. The Fire and Rescue Service said the tree hit the bonnet of one car and caused minor damage to a second vehicle...

Ten die in fire at South Korea nursing home

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  • November 13, 2010
A blaze has swept through a nursing home for the elderly in South Korea, killing 10 people and injuring 17 others, officials say. They say the fire in a two-storey building in the south-eastern city of Pohang broke out just before dawn. The v...

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