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Wessex Connect bus catches fire on way to depot

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  • May 27, 2011
An investigation is under way after a bus caught fire on the way to its depot. A Wessex Connect spokesman said the driver had noticed smoke in the mirror and pulled over at about 1000 BST on Friday. The vehicle, which had no passengers at the time, w...

Devon and Somerset Fire Service to cut 16 jobs

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  • May 27, 2011
Sixteen jobs are to be cut from the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. The cuts, which will see 12 posts go from Somerset and four from Devon, were agreed at a meeting of the Devon and Somerset Fire Authority held in Exeter. The move is part...

Owner's debts put London fire engines 'at risk' - union

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  • May 27, 2011
Fire engines and kits used by London Fire Brigade could be "put up for sale to settle the debts" of the firm which contracts them out, a union has said. AssetCo, which provides and maintains equipment for London Fire Brigade (LFB), is facing a credit...

Crawley fire death: Man denies murder of girl aged six

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  • May 27, 2011
A man has denied murdering a six-year-old girl who died following a house fire in West Sussex in 2004. George Champion Sithole also pleaded not guilty to charges of arson with intent to endanger life and arson being reckless whether life was endanger...

Sparks from machinery triggered Byker scrapyard blaze

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  • May 27, 2011
Sparks from machinery triggered a scrapyard blaze on Tyneside, smoke from which could be seen 30 miles away, fire investigators have concluded. At its height, 70 firefighters tackled the blaze at the yard in Albion Row, Byker, on 19 May. No-one was s...

Animal rescues cost UK fire services £3.5m

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  • May 27, 2011
,000 animals in the last three years, a BBC investigation has found. Firefighters got a cow out of a tree, removed a snail from a wall and reunited a duckling with its mother, Radio 4's You and Yours uncovered. The Taxpayers Alliance questioned the u...

Three people rescued during Bilston flat fire

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  • May 27, 2011
Three people have been rescued from balconies during a flat fire in the West Midlands in the early hours. Four appliances from the Wolverhampton area went to Wellington Road, Bilston, after the fire service was called at about 0525 BST on Friday. It ...

Fire crews tackle blaze at farm in Drem

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  • May 27, 2011
Thirty firefighters have tackled a fire which broke out at farm buildings in North Berwick. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service were called to Muirton Farm in Drem, North Berwick, at about 2000 BST on Thursday. A service spokeswoman said crew...

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