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Liverpool firefighters free boy's hand from car door

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  • May 28, 2011
A four-year-old boy was freed by firefighters after getting his fingers trapped in a car door in Liverpool. Crews from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to help the boy in Edgeley Gardens in Orrell Park on Friday morning. Firefighters us...

Bracknell landlord has Swinley Forest firefighters party

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  • May 28, 2011
A pub landlord is holding a garden party for firefighters involved in tackling the Swinley Forest fires in Berkshire. Paul Moore is holding the event at his pub, the Golden Retriever near Bracknell, which was threatened during the blaze. He said he w...

Radford homes evacuated after derelict building fire

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  • May 28, 2011
Homes near a derelict building in Nottingham were evacuated after a fire seriously damaged the property. Crews from five stations were called out to extinguish the fire in Lake Street in Radford on Friday evening. Investigators said the building was ...

Father and daughter escape Sunderland bungalow fire

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  • May 28, 2011
A man and his teenage daughter narrowly escaped serious injury after fire damaged their bungalow in Sunderland. The fire started at the property in Tower Street West, in the Hendon area of the city, early on Saturday. The 42-year-old man and his 13-y...

Two rescued from 'malicious' house fire in Poole

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  • May 28, 2011
A mother and daughter had to be rescued after a suspected arson attack on their Dorset home. Firefighters were called to the house in Wavell Avenue, Poole, at 0215 BST. The woman and her 18-year-old daughter were forced to climb out of a first-floor ...

Ancestral home of Chester Alan Arthur damaged in fire

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  • May 28, 2011
A tourist attraction in north Antrim has been badly damaged in a fire. Arthur Cottage in Cullybackey was the ancestral home of Chester Alan Arthur, the 21st President of the United States. Arthur, a Republican, served as US President from 1881 to 188...

Neath flats evacuated after depot fire by railway line

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  • May 28, 2011
A block of flats was evacuated after a fire at a storage depot in Neath early on Saturday. Ten residents were moved at 0500 BST while 50 fire-fighters, using an aerial platform, tackled the blaze at Amey Construction in Windsor Road. Mid and West Wal...

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...

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