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Grandfather in tribute to Derby fire death children

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  • January 25, 2011
The grandfather of two of the four children killed in a house fire in Derbyshire has paid tribute to a "beautiful" boy and girl. Aleisha, six, and Rocco, four, died at the semi-detached home in Highfield Road, Hulland Ward, on Monday night. Tony Nult...

A fire in a garage in St Helier is 'under control'

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  • January 25, 2011
A fire in a garage in the Cheapside area of St Helier has been brought under control. Thick black smoke could be seen coming from Elizabeth Lane, a small road that runs off Cheapside. Jersey Fire and Rescue Service arrived at around 1245 GMT sending ...

Lorry driver in Llanerfyl river crash drama

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  • January 25, 2011
A man suffered minor injuries after his lorry ended up in a river in a village in Powys. The incident involving an unladen flatbed truck happened in Llanerfyl, near Welshpool, shortly before 1230 GMT. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service saved ...

Shrewsbury gas explosion 'no-one's fault' HSE concludes

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  • January 25, 2011
No-one can be held responsible for the gas explosion in Shrewsbury last year that injured 12 people, six of them seriously, a report has found. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report into the blast said there was no evidence that it was caused ...

Twenty pigeons die in suspected arson in Rotherham

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  • January 25, 2011
Twenty pigeons have been killed in South Yorkshire after a suspected arson attack on a pigeon loft, the fire service has said. The fire service was alerted to the fire on an allotment in the Swallonest area of Rotherham at about 0330 GMT. About 20 pi...

Chemical leak at M1 service station near Sheffield

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  • January 25, 2011
A roadside service station has been closed on the M1 near Sheffield following a chemical leak. The fire service said a parked lorry carrying 4,000 litres of nitric acid had leaked some of its load at Woodall Services. The car park was evacuated at ab...

Three children escape house fire in Anglesey

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  • January 25, 2011
Three children have been treated in hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire on Anglesey. The house at Brynsiencyn had no working smoke alarms fitted and fire chiefs said a 15-year-old girl and two boys of 13 and five had a lucky escape. Hot embers...

Arson suspected at derelict home in Stroud

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  • January 25, 2011
A fire in a derelict building is being treated as suspected arson. Emergency services were called to the property on Bisley Old Road, Stroud, following reports of the blaze on Monday evening. There were no casualties and the building, an unoccupied h...

Fire service policy cuts false alarm callouts

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  • January 25, 2011
A policy aimed at reducing the number of unnecessary fire crew callouts has been hailed a success. Last January, Northamptonshire fire service introduced the policy where staff assess whether there is a real emergency before attending the scene. The ...

Firefighters get new backdraught training units

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  • January 25, 2011
New training units will allow Highlands and Islands firefighters prepare for conditions that can result in fire crew deaths and serious injuries. Temperatures inside the simulators at Invergordon and at Sumburgh Airport on Shetland can reach more th...

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