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London 2012: Chemical attack scenario rehearsal

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  • November 8, 2011
Firefighters have tackled a mock chemical attack in south London during an exercise testing their response skills ahead of the Olympic Games. Crews used specialist equipment to practice decontaminating more than 100 victims as part of the test at Roy...

North Yorkshire fire crews leave barn fire site

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  • November 8, 2011
A large fire at a barn in North Yorkshire containing 5,000 straw bales has been put out. Eight fire crews were called to Chariswood Farm Barn, near Ripon, at 17:57 GMT on Monday. About 1,000 cattle, which were in the adjacent animal shed, were moved ...

Lincolnshire man jailed for dumping one million used tyres

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  • November 8, 2011
Officials have warned of the penalties for waste crime after a Lincolnshire man was jailed for 15 months for dumping more than one million tyres. At Lincoln Crown Court on Monday, Carl Steele, 33, from Chapel Farm, Deeping St Nicholas, admitted break...

Meetings over South Yorkshire fire jobs plan

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  • November 8, 2011
Fire chiefs in South Yorkshire have announced four public meetings about plans to shed 140 jobs due to a £10m government funding cut by 2015. The proposals, which also include plans to close several fire stations, will have a 14-week consultatio...

Arson arrest after two fires in Stoke-on-Trent

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  • November 8, 2011
A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after two fires in the same part of north Staffordshire. The visitor centre at Park Hall Country Park in Stoke-on-Trent was completely destroyed in a fire on Sunday night. On the same night th...

Fire accused George Sithole 'comforted' victim's father

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  • November 8, 2011
A man accused of murdering a six-year-old girl who died in a Sussex house fire tried to comfort the victim's distraught father, a court heard. George Sithole, 41, told Lewes Crown Court he arrived as fire crews were dealing with the aftermath of the ...

Burton Latimer waste plant fire 'out within days'

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  • November 8, 2011
A fire that has been burning at a waste recycling plant for more than four weeks could be extinguished within days, according to the fire service. Northamptonshire firefighters have been working around the clock to tackle the blaze since it started a...

Keswick School bus crash rescuer Mike Barton wins award

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  • November 8, 2011
An off-duty firefighter who played a vital role in rescuing school bus crash victims in Cumbria has won a national award. Mike Barton was on the A66, near Keswick, on 24 May 2010 and arrived on the scene shortly after the crash. He alerted colleagues...

Linkhill crash rescuers get bravery awards

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  • November 8, 2011
Three men who went to the aid of a woman in a burning car following a crash in Kent have been recognised for their bravery. Michael Jacques, Wayne Thistleton and Pc Lionel Kelly went to the aid of Amanda Maidment on the A268 at Linkhill, near Cranbro...

Man, 93, dies after Arbroath flat blaze

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  • November 8, 2011
A 93-year-old man has died after a fire in his home in Arbroath, Angus. Firefighters were called to the man's flat at about 13:30 on Monday and entered the building using breathing apparatus to rescue him. Paramedics treated the fire victim at the sc...

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