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Investigation after Hull smoke alarm catches fire

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  • November 9, 2011
An investigation has started after a smoke alarm fitted by fire safety officers in Hull caught fire. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has stopped fitting the type of smoke detector involved in the fire, which was extinguished by the home-owner. A s...

Drive to recruit on-call firefighters in rural Cornwall

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  • November 9, 2011
More men and women are needed as on-call firefighters in Cornwall, the fire service has said. Although it currently has more than 400 on-call staff, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service needs more people for rural parts of the county. Fewer people, dista...

Norwich food factory destroyed in blaze

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  • November 9, 2011
More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a factory on the Sweet Briar Road Industrial Estate in Norwich. Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Richard Herrell said the "very challenging fire" would take several hours for crews to pu...

Fire at Broadland Hams food factory in Norwich

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  • November 9, 2011
Firefighters will work into the night to extinguish fully a blaze that broke out at a food factory in Norwich, the fire service has said. Staff were evacuated and surrounding roads closed after the fire started in the early afternoon at Broadland Ham...

Brigade in 2012 terror exercise

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  • November 9, 2011
London Fire Brigade has been testing how it might respond to a terrorist incident during next year's Olympic Games. Over 100 firefighters took part in a chemical attack exercise in Woolwich. See Video Report........... Reproduced under licence from B...

Worcestershire Royal Hospital evacuated over smoke fear

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  • November 9, 2011
About 100 outpatients were evacuated from Worcestershire Royal Hospital after reports of a smell of smoke in the main building. A nurse sounded the fire alarm at about 10:00 GMT and the patients were taken to the car park and given blankets and warm ...

Arson charge over Bishop Auckland probation office fire

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  • November 9, 2011
A man has been charged after a probation office in County Durham was destroyed by fire. Fire crews were called to the building in Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, on Saturday night. They spent more than an hour tackling the fire, which gutted the ...

Suspect's image issued after Leicester fire attack

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  • November 9, 2011
A new image has been released of a suspect police are hunting after two men were set on fire in Leicester. The victims Russell Banks, 21, and Robert Laszewsk, 20, sustained serious burns in the attack, at about 00:45 BST on 25 October, on Charles Str...

Family of three fled house fire near Beauly

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  • November 9, 2011
A family of three escaped a blaze which destroyed their home in Kiltarlity, near Beauly, on Tuesday evening. Emergency services were called to the property at Fraser Court at about 18:00. The family members who fled the fire included an 18-month-old ...

Ellon fire station wins charity fundraising honour

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  • November 9, 2011
An Aberdeenshire fire station has been recognised for the fundraising of its crew members. Ellon fire station was named station of the year at the annual Fire Fighters Charity 'Spirit of Fire' awards. Station manager Ron Beedie said their efforts had...

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