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London Fire Brigade: Tougher lift rescue penalties

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  • March 15, 2011
Businesses in London are to face tougher penalties for calling out the fire service to rescue people stuck in lifts. Owners of buildings or lifts will be charged £260 if they call the brigade three times in a year, changing from the current 10 t...

Fire crews tackle fire at former Nottingham care home

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  • March 15, 2011
Two dozen firefighters have tackled a blaze at a former care home in Nottingham. Roads were closed in Bulwell after a fire broke out at the site of the derelict building in Coventry Road at 1340 GMT. Nearby residents were advised to keep their window...

Ipswich church fire costs Jimas £200k

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  • March 15, 2011
A Muslim group which aims to turn a former Ipswich church into a community centre has said a recent fire is going to increase the cost by £200,000. The roof of St Michael's Church, Upper Orwell Street was destroyed on 7 March. Islamic group Jima...

Brynamman couple treated after terraced house fire

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  • March 15, 2011
An investigation has started into a house fire that damaged an end-of-terrace property early on Tuesday. A total of 28 fire fighters dealt with the blaze in Station Road, Upper Brynamman, Carmarthenshire, after it broke out at about 0055 GMT. Two flo...

Fire crews tackle Kent College School theatre blaze

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  • March 15, 2011
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in a theatre at a private school in Kent. Four crews were called to the two-storey building at Kent College Senior School, Old Church Road, Pembury, at about 0940 GMT on Tuesday. Firefighters, including two wit...

Northampton woman critical after fire rescue

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  • March 15, 2011
A woman is in a critical condition in hospital following her rescue from a house fire in Northampton. Firefighters and police were called to Allard Close in the early hours of Monday. A man and a 10-year-old child had already escaped from the propert...

Dogs killed and man hurt in Edinburgh fire

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  • March 15, 2011
A man has been injured and two dogs have died in a fire in north east Edinburgh. The alarm was raised at midnight in a ground floor, mid terraced flat in Pilrig Cottages. The injured man, in his late 20s, was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Six r...

Sussex children's home damaged by 'deliberate' fire

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  • March 15, 2011
A children's home in West Sussex has been badly damaged by a fire that crews believe was started deliberately. A total of 20 firefighters spent nearly two hours tackling the blaze at the property in Parsonage Road, Henfield, at about 0015 GMT. West S...

Harrogate fire service on 12-hour stand-by for Japan

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  • March 15, 2011
Firefighters from North Yorkshire have been put on 12-hour standby to help with the rescue effort following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said its role would be to either provide clean water or to clear ...

Oxfordshire family escapes thatched roof fire

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  • March 15, 2011
A family has escaped unhurt after a fire at a thatched home in Oxfordshire. About 70 firefighters were called to the detached two-storey house in Lower Radley on Monday evening and found a "rapidly developing fire". A smoke alarm alerted the family a...

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