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Fire girl Billeigh Gould praised for saving family

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  • October 24, 2011
A nine-year-old girl has been praised by firefighters for helping her family to escape unharmed when a heater set fire to the lounge at their home. Billeigh Gould discovered the fire at the house in Palmer Avenue, Gravesend, Kent on Monday and immedi...

Firefighter death warning after crew attack in Airdrie

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  • October 24, 2011
It is only a matter of time before a firefighter is seriously hurt or killed, according to a leading officer at Strathclyde Fire and Rescue. The warning comes after a fire engine and crew came under attack from youths throwing stones as they tackled ...

Worker Rebecca Reasbeck 'started fatal care home fire'

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  • October 24, 2011
A care home worker killed an elderly resident by deliberately setting fire to her room so she could act as a heroine, a court has been told. Irene Herring, 85, was rescued by firefighters from her top-floor room at Ancaster Court in Bexhill-on-Sea, E...

140 firefighters in South Yorkshire could be axed

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  • October 24, 2011
The South Yorkshire fire service has unveiled plans to shed 140 firefighter jobs in a bid to save money. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) made the proposals in light of the government funding cuts of £10m per year by 2015. John Gilliver, f...

Berlin police arrest man for torching 100 luxury cars

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  • October 24, 2011
A man has reportedly admitted burning more than 100 luxury cars in the German capital Berlin, in attacks that raised fears of political extremism. Police say the 27-year-old, who is unemployed and has debts, was motivated by social envy and frustrati...

Fire at Throckmorton tip in Worcestershire tackled

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  • October 24, 2011
About 50 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a Worcestershire tip. The fire, involving about 300 tonnes of recyclable garden waste, was difficult to contain at the Throckmorton site due to high winds, the Hereford and Worcester service said. It was ...

Homes evacuated over Selston gas cylinder fire

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  • October 24, 2011
More than 50 people were evacuated from their homes because of a fire involving gas cylinders in Nottinghamshire. Firefighters were called to a shed fire at Nottingham Road in Selston at about 02:00 BST. Fifty-six residents had to leave their homes a...

Redruth house fire: Arson suspected

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  • October 24, 2011
A fire which caused extensive damage to a house in Cornwall is thought to have been started deliberately. Emergency services were called to the property in Penventon Terrace, Redruth, just before 22:00 BST on Saturday. No-one was hurt, but tens of th...

Man in court on arson charge after Heywood house fire

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  • October 24, 2011
A 24-year-old man has appeared in court charged with arson in relation to a fire at a house in Greater Manchester. Emergency services were called to the property in Olive Street, Heywood, at 02:20 BST on Saturday. Four people inside the house - a 24-...

One dead in Benfleet bungalow fire

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  • October 24, 2011
One person has died in a fire in a bungalow in Essex. Fire crews were called to the property on Rayleigh Road in Benfleet just after 21:30 BST on Sunday to find the fire had taken hold of the building. Essex Fire and Rescue service said a bedroom wit...

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