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Hetton-le-Hole waste recycling plant fire tackled

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  • March 20, 2011
More than 30 firefighters were called to tackle a fire at a waste recycling plant in County Durham. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service was called to Alltrac Waste Management, on the Hetton Lyons Industrial Estate, Hetton-le-Hole, shortly after 130...

Fire warning over DIY loft conversions

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  • March 20, 2011
Nottinghamshire residents are being warned about the dangers of carrying out DIY loft extensions after crews struggled to access a fire. The landlord of a house in Aspley was issued a prohibition notice for converting the loft into a bedroom without ...

Llandewi Brefi pub blaze put out by fire crews

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  • March 20, 2011
About 30 firefighters have put out a blaze at the rear of a village pub near Tregaron in Ceredigion. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue were called to the shed fire at the Foelallt Arms, Llanddewi Brefi, just after 2005 GMT on Saturday. Crews using ...

Horse lifted from ditch by Manx fire crews

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  • March 20, 2011
A horse that became stuck in a ditch in the Isle of Man has been freed by fire crews during a 90-minute rescue operation. Firefighters from Ramsey and Douglas borrowed a nearby farmer's telehandler tractor to lift the horse out of the ditch on Jurby ...

Woman rescued from Dorset bungalow fire

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  • March 20, 2011
A woman was rescued by firefighters from a blaze at her home in Dorset. A chimney fire caused smoke logging that spread to the sitting room of the bungalow in Ambrose Close, Bradford Abbas, Sherborne. Two firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, re...

Japan rescue team from the West Midlands is praised

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  • March 20, 2011
West Midlands firefighters have returned home following their relief mission to Japan. Stephen O'Brien, International Development Minister, thanked the team for their work searching for survivors. A group of 12 firefighters joined a team of 59 rescue...

Birmingham cannabis factory fire injures two

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  • March 20, 2011
Two men are being treated in hospital after a fire broke out at a house in Birmingham that was being used as a cannabis factory. Fire crews and paramedics were called to Woodwells Road in Ward End at about 0915 GMT. A spokesman for West Midlands Fire...

Kent firefighters return home from Japan rescue mission

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  • March 20, 2011
A senior Kent firefighter has said he is "extremely proud" of his colleagues who were part of the UK search and rescue effort in Japan. Seven staff from Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) flew to Ofunato City on 13 March to search for survivors of t...

Lancashire fire crews from Japan reunited with families

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  • March 20, 2011
Firefighters from Lancashire, who have been searching devastated areas of Japan for survivors, have been reunited with their families. The seven men were part of the UK United Kingdom International Search and Rescue (UKISAR) team, which spent a week ...

Buckley fire death: 'no working alarm' say firefighters

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  • March 20, 2011
The house in Buckley, Flintshire, in which a 31-year-old woman died in a fire had no working smoke alarm, say North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. A two-year-old boy was rescued from the blaze in Frazer Drive on Saturday. Neighbours raised the alarm ...

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