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Lincolnshire fire chiefs want full-time crews

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  • September 21, 2011
Officials at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service have said they want to increase the number of full-time firefighters in the county. Fire managers have proposed to recruit staff to train part-time and retained firefighters currently manning most of ...

Fire chiefs criticise plan to scrap maritime 999 team

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  • September 21, 2011
A plan to discontinue a 999 team set up to tackle fires on board ships at sea has been criticised by fire chiefs. They say only a relatively small sum of money will be saved while public safety could be jeopardised. The team is paid for by the Mariti...

Homes evacuated after Blackpool garage fire

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  • September 21, 2011
One hundred people were evacuated from their homes after a fire at a commercial garage in Blackpool. Lancashire Fire Service received a 999 call at 14:57 BST and five engines attended the scene. Two people were led to safety from the property, in Pal...

Boy dies after 'deliberate' house fire in Broadheath

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  • September 21, 2011
A teenage boy has died following a house fire in Greater Manchester which is believed to have been started by his mother's ex-partner, who also died. Shaun Van Straaten, 15, was critically injured in the fire at the property in Barlow Street, Broadh...

Lanark church badly damaged in fire

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  • September 21, 2011
Part of a church in Lanark has been demolished after a fire caused major structural damage. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to the unoccupied St Mary's RC Church on the town's Ladyacre Road at 12:15. A spokesman said they f...

Carbon monoxide warning after pet birds die

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  • September 21, 2011
A woman became unwell and two pet birds died after a carbon monoxide leak at a home in Worcestershire. The fire service has issued a reminder to people to have boilers and all gas appliances in the home checked on a regular basis following the incide...

Four rescued from fire in Bournemouth flat

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  • September 21, 2011
Four people have been rescued from a fire in a flat in Dorset. Firefighters were called to Robert Louis Stevenson Avenue in the Branksome area of Bournemouth shortly before 09:30 BST on Wednesday. Dorset Fire and Rescue said the fire started in a gro...

Flats evacuated following fire at pub in Hereford

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  • September 21, 2011
Three flats had to be evacuated following a fire at a pub in Hereford city centre. Fire crews were alerted to the fire in the outbuildings of the Horse and Groom pub in Eign Street at about 04:55 BST. Three fire engines arrived to find a large fire w...

Rochester blaze: Kent firefighters given bravery awards

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  • September 21, 2011
Firefighters who rescued 13 people from a blaze at a block of flats in Kent have been commended for their bravery. The eight firefighters carried out the rescue at a four-storey building off Gravel Walk in Rochester, on 24 August. Residents were lean...

Fire at disused bingo hall in Shirebrook

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  • September 21, 2011
Fire crews have tackled a fire at a disused bingo hall in Derbyshire. Firefighters were called to the Empire on Station Road in Shirebrook at about 06:00 BST. A Derbyshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said five engines and an aerial platform were sen...

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