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Bradford Central Library closed due to fire risk

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  • October 17, 2011
Bradford's main library has been closed after being identified as a fire risk. A routine inspection revealed improvements were needed in the safety standards in Bradford Central Library, which is housed in a 1960s tower block. Work to increase the nu...

Elderly woman rescued in Antrim flooding

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  • October 17, 2011
The Fire and Rescue Service say they have received a number of calls about flooding across Northern Ireland. In one incident an elderly woman was carried to safety from her home in Antrim. Firefighters rescued the 77-year-old from Edenduff Terrace at...

Malton fire death jockeys investigation continues

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  • October 17, 2011
A building in which two jockeys died in an arson attack two years ago may not have complied with fire regulations, a BBC investigation has found. Jamie Kyne, 18, and Jan Wilson, 19, died in the fire at flats near Malton, North Yorkshire, in September...

Court orders Dublin Priory Hall apartments evacuation

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  • October 17, 2011
More than 100 people have been told they will have to leave their homes in a Dublin apartment block because the building is a fire hazard. The Priory Hall development in Donaghmede was built by Coalport Developments, a firm part-owned by former IRA h...

Man rescued after chip pan fire in Isle of Man

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  • October 17, 2011
A man has been rescued from a flat in the south of the Isle of Man after a fire broke out. Fire crews said they were called to Ballasalla just after 21:00 (BST) on Sunday. The occupant was treated at the scene by paramedics for the effects of smoke i...

Couple escape from fire on boat in Beccles

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  • October 17, 2011
A couple from Suffolk say they are lucky to be alive after their boat exploded at a river quayside. The engine of Tony and Alison Tibbitt's boat caught fire shortly after they set off from Beccles Quay on Sunday. Mrs Tibbitt jumped into the water and...

West Bank fire engine stuck in Israeli customs

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  • October 17, 2011
Firefighting equipment driven from Scotland and intended for Palestinians on the West Bank has been impounded by Israeli customs. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said the mission had become the victim of "unnecessary red tape". Firefighters left from D...

Galashiels base for new Borders emergency vehicle

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  • October 17, 2011
A special vehicle, provided and crewed by the Red Cross, is being launched in the Scottish Borders. It is aimed at offering support and shelter following a fire or other emergency. The Fire and Emergency Support Service (FESS) vehicle has been descri...

Burton Latimer recycling plant fire 'may burn all week'

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  • October 17, 2011
Firefighters have said a fire at a waste recycling plant could burn until the end of the week, nearly a fortnight after it started. The fire at Blackbridge Farm in Burton Latimer started on 9 October, two weeks after another fire at the site which la...

Spate of 'mindless' bin fires in Corringham

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  • October 17, 2011
Bin fires started with aerosols in an Essex town have been branded as "mindless" by the fire service. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been called to 10 fires of this kind in Corringham over the past week, including six or seven this weekend....

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