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Kexborough blaze building 'could collapse'

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  • March 2, 2011
Fire crews tackling a blaze at a derelict school in South Yorkshire could not enter the building because they feared it might collapse. The former science block at Darton High School, on Churchfield Lane, Kexborough, was declared unsafe by a structur...

Humberside Fire Service warns of chimney fires

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  • March 2, 2011
Humberside Fire and Rescue crews have been called to deal with four chimney fires in a 24-hour period. Crews had to use breathing equipment to deal with two of the chimney fires as rooms had become smoke-logged. A spokesman said fires in chimneys wer...

A9 driver seriously injured in HGV crash

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  • March 2, 2011
One man has been seriously injured in a crash involving a lorry and two vans on the A9 in Perthshire. Police said the vehicles had collided at about 1410 GMT at Garry Bridge, Pitagowan, near the B8079 junction. The driver of a white 14-tonne articula...

Avon chief fire officer takes pay cut

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  • March 2, 2011
The salary of Avon Fire and Rescue Service's chief fire officer is to be reduced by 22%, it has been announced. Kevin Pearson's salary will be cut to £130,097 starting from 1 April - a reduction of £37,000 a year. Avon Fire Authority said t...

Fire chief renews plea for more considerate parking

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  • March 2, 2011
A Sussex fire chief says motorists do not appear to be heeding pleas not to block key routes with their cars. Richard Davey, deputy district commander for Crawley, says some roads are still virtually impassable for fire engines attending emergencies....

Eight treated in hospital after Deeside factory fire

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  • March 2, 2011
Eight people have been treated in hospital for the effects of smoke after fire broke out at a Flintshire packaging factory. Fire crews were called to Excelsior Technologies, Deeside industrial park, at 1930 GMT on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for North Wal...

Essex fire crews rescue woman and child from house

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  • March 2, 2011
A woman and child have been rescued by firefighters from a house fire in Essex. They were trapped in an upstairs bedroom in Rantree Fold, Basildon, as fire took hold on the ground floor of the house. Fire crews found the pair hanging out of a first f...

Fire crew rescues impaled seagull in Whitehaven

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  • March 2, 2011
Firefighters in Cumbria carried out a rescue with a difference when they were called to the aid of stranded seagull. The bird had become impaled on an aerial on the roof of a house in Whinlatter Road in Whitehaven. RSPCA staff called in Cumbria Fire ...

Theale business park fire blamed on gas cylinder fault

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  • March 2, 2011
A fire which led to the evacuation of a number of offices and disrupted train services in Berkshire has been blamed on a fault with an acetylene cylinder. A 200m (650ft) cordon was put in place at the Kennet Weir business park in Theale on Monday ami...

Arsonists set fire to gorse in Cornwall

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  • March 2, 2011
Arsonists have set fire to a big area of gorse at St Columb Major, the Cornwall Fire Service says. Crews battled to put out a 200 sq m (2,150 sq ft) area at Tregonetha Downs after it broke out just after midnight. It is the second gorse fire in the c...

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