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Horse rescue fire crew and RSPCA inspector commended

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  • March 30, 2011
Commendations are being awarded to 11 Staffordshire firefighters and an RSPCA inspector for saving a drowning horse. Ghillie fell through a frozen lake on Christmas Day and had only her neck and head above water when officers arrived. Rescuers spent ...

Crews tackle fire on ship moored in Ramsgate harbour

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  • March 30, 2011
Fire crews have tackled a large fire that broke out on a ship moored in Ramsgate Harbour. About 30 firefighters fought the blaze, which broke out in the engine room of the 200-tonne Ocean Dragon at 2315 BST on Tuesday. Kent Fire and Rescue Service sa...

Resuscitating Bridlington fire mother 'was wrong'

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  • March 30, 2011
A grandmother has told an inquest her daughter should never have been resuscitated after being pulled from a house fire which killed her children. Maddie Hudson, three, Anthony Hudson, five, and William Beale, nine, died in the fire in Bridlington on...

Firefighters rescue trapped girl in Stratford

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  • March 30, 2011
A three-year-old girl has been rescued by fire crews after becoming trapped between a column and a wall in Stratford, east London. Fifteen firefighters helped free the girl who had become stuck at the Community Club in Community Road at 1945 BST on T...

Thieves steal valuable kit from Spalding fire station

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  • March 30, 2011
Thieves forced their way into a Lincolnshire fire station and stole valuable cutting equipment. The offenders broke into Spalding Fire Station, in West Elloe Avenue, some time between 2100 BST on Monday and 0645 BST on Tuesday. Equipment stolen from ...

Fire prompts warning to Risca residents to stay indoors

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  • March 30, 2011
People in Risca near Caerphilly have been advised to close their windows and doors as fire crews tackle a blaze. The fire in a building used for refrigeration storage in Ty Isaf was reported around 0800 BST. Incident commander Garry Davies said: "Fir...

Woman, 45, charged after fatal house fire in Walsall

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  • March 30, 2011
A woman has been charged over a house fire in which a man died and a 14-year-old girl was critically injured. A 45-year-old man was confirmed dead at the scene of the fire in Pleck Road, Walsall, West Midlands, on Monday. Four of his daughters, aged ...

Maiden Newton church in Dorset damaged by fire

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  • March 30, 2011
Four fire crews have tackled a blaze at a 12th Century Dorset church. They were called to St Mary's Church in Maiden Newton when a passer-by spotted smoke around the roof at 0620 BST. Fire crews initially used an aerial platform to avoid damaging the...

Sussex care home fatal fire accused 'sought attention'

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  • March 30, 2011
A care home worker accused of murdering a pensioner in an East Sussex nursing home fire started it "for attention and to act the heroine", a court has heard. Irene Herring, 85, died after the fire in her room at Ancaster Court, Hastings Road, Bexhill...

Ilfracombe fire landlord Joseph Draper fined £115K

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  • March 30, 2011
A north Devon landlord has been fined £115,000 after a massive fire ripped through one of his properties. Dozens of people were evacuated from their homes in the fire at Hillsborough Terrace in llfracombe in February 2008. Joseph Draper, 66, of ...

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