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Gateshead community fire station shut after burglary

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  • May 5, 2011
A community fire station has been forced to close after being ransacked by burglars who stole thousands of pounds worth of equipment. Firefighters at the Gateshead West Community Station in Chopwell, said they were "disgusted" after their offices wer...

Swinley Forest fire 'largest in Berkshire's history'

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  • May 5, 2011
A fire in Swinley Forest near Bracknell has become the largest in Berkshire's history, according to fire chiefs. Olaf Baars, deputy chief fire officer, said that in terms of resources deployed it has exceeded the scale of the 1992 Windsor Castle fire...

Bereaved Barnsley woman's warning over chip pan fires

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  • May 5, 2011
A woman from South Yorkshire whose father died following a kitchen fire in 2009 is urging people to stop using chip pans in the home. Linda Scarfe's father Ray, died at the family home in Barnsley when the oil used to cook chips caught fire and sprea...

84-year-old killed in Dungiven house fire

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  • May 5, 2011
An 84-year-old man has died in a house fire in Dungiven. His body was found at about 1340 BST on Thursday at his home on the Coolnasallagh Road in the County Londonderry village. A post mortem examination has still to be carried out, however police h...

Loughborough residents' concern after major fire

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  • May 5, 2011
Residents in a Leicestershire town have said they are concerned about damage to their properties after a major fire. The fire at Jayplas recycling plant on Weldon Road in Loughborough, which contained 200 tonnes of plastic, broke out on Sunday night....

Woman found dead after Dunfermline house fire named

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  • May 5, 2011
A woman who died following a fire at a house in Fife has been named by police. Linda O'Neill, 65, died in the blaze at a property in Inchkeith Drive, Dunfermline on Sunday. Emergency services were called to the fire just before 2130 BST but were unab...

Arson attack in Londonderry 'threat to life'

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  • May 5, 2011
A community worker in Londonderry has said an overnight arson attack could have had serious consequences. Twelve wheelie bins near pensioners' homes were destroyed in the fire in Rosemount. The fire service was called to the blaze which was discovere...

Peel gorse fire was 'deliberate' says fire service

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  • May 5, 2011
A large gorse fire that spread across land near Patrick Road, Peel was started deliberately, the Isle of Man Fire Service said. The blaze, which began at about 2130 BST on Tuesday was put out after two and a half hours using two fire engines and two ...

Rain forecast may mean end to wildfire problems

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  • May 5, 2011
Forecasters say much-needed rain could bring some respite to emergency crews battling wildfires in parts of the UK. The hottest April on record has caused large areas of parched, tinder-dry land to go up in flames over the past week. It is believed m...

London firefighters begin new shift patterns

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  • May 5, 2011
Thousands of firefighters in 113 fire stations across London have begun working according to new shifts. The 10.5-hour day shifts and 13.5-hour nights - the first change since 1979 - came into force after 5,500 firefighters went on strike in 2010. Th...

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