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Man and police officer rescued from Bristol harbour

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  • December 17, 2010
A man and a police officer have both been rescued from the water at Bristol's harbourside. Firefighters, who attended the scene just before 2030 GMT, said the police officer had been concerned about the man and jumped in to help him. A fire service r...

Boy saves mother from house fire using Nintendo DS

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  • December 17, 2010
An 11-year-old boy has been hailed a hero for saving his mother from a house fire. The blaze started in Jake Goode's bedroom in Guisborough and he used the light from his Nintendo DS games console to lead them both to safety. They are now staying in ...

Victim of Moray fire named as Mary Chalmers aged 77

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  • December 17, 2010
An elderly woman who died when a house in Moray was destroyed by fire has been named. Mary Bell Chalmers, 77, has been identified as the victim of the blaze in Rafford, Forres, which happened on 29 November. Human remains had been found during an inv...

House fire closes main Derby road

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  • December 17, 2010
A main road into Derby has been closed because of a house fire. The incident began just before 1100 GMT in a terrace on Osmaston Road and the area was sealed off between Ascot Drive and Cotton Lane. Fire crews stopped the blaze spreading to other pro...

Surrey firefighters get new hi-tech kit

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  • December 17, 2010
Surrey firefighters are being equipped with new hi-tech breathing equipment. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has invested almost £900,000 in the new kit which it said enhanced communications. The 190 new sets of equipment also include electronic ...

Major fire at Coventry car repair unit

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  • December 17, 2010
More than 60 firefighters have been tackling a severe fire at an industrial unit in Coventry. A fire started in a car repair centre in Eden Street, Edgewick, on Friday morning. West Midlands Fire Service said most of the building, which contained ace...

Remains found after Denny farmhouse fire

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  • December 17, 2010
Forensic officers examining a farmhouse near Falkirk which burnt down in a fire last week have found what they believe to be human remains. Farmer David Miller, 65, and his 75-year-old sister May have not been seen since the blaze broke out. Officers...

Seven arrested after fire behind Sittingbourne library

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  • December 17, 2010
Seven teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at the back of a library in Kent. Police were called to Sittingbourne Library, in Central Avenue, just after 2000 GMT on Wednesday after a member of the public spotted the fire...

London Assembly warns of 'crisis' over timber flats

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  • December 17, 2010
A London Assembly report has urged the government to tighten regulations on timber-framed buildings after several major fires in the city. Blazes in Croydon and Peckham, in 2007 and 2009 respectively, caused severe damage to blocks with wooden frames...

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