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Dorset fire chief calls for sprinklers as standard

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  • February 8, 2012
Dorset's chief fire officer has called for all new schools and care homes to be built with sprinkler systems. Darren Gunter says there should also be a national debate about fitting them in new domestic properties. In April 2011 the Welsh Government ...

Teenagers charged over fire at Maryhill flats

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  • February 8, 2012
Two teenagers have been charged in connection with a fire at a high-rise block of flats in Glasgow on Tuesday. Emergency services spent about four hours evacuating properties in Wyndford Road, in the Maryhill area of the city, when the fire broke out...

Chevron blast: Two questioned over Pembroke refinery deaths

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  • February 8, 2012
Two people have been questioned over potential manslaughter offences after a fatal explosion at an oil refinery in Pembroke, Dyfed-Powys Police say. Four people were killed last June in a blast at the site, which at the time was owned by oil company ...

Number of women firefighters increasing in Staffordshire

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  • February 8, 2012
"There's no justifiable reason why in the future the gender of a person would come into the role of a firefighter," said Diane Dunlevey, the equality and diversity manager for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). Of the 907 firefighters curr...

Fire at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall River Cottage kitchens

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  • February 8, 2012
The cookery school kitchens at TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage headquarters in Devon have been severely damaged by fire. The alarm was raised at about 22:15 GMT on Tuesday and the fire took several hours to control. Devon and Some...

Investigation into major fire at Strathclyde University

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  • February 8, 2012
An investigation is set to begin later into a major fire at Strathclyde University's campus in central Glasgow. The blaze was reported on the seventh-floor of the James Weir building on Montrose Street at 19:16 on Tuesday. It houses part of the engin...

Asbestos found after fire at Jersey garage

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  • February 8, 2012
Jersey's Fire Service is reassuring islanders about the asbestos found after a fire in St Helier on Friday. Martin Allix, a hazardous materials officer, said the asbestos identified at the Hyundai garage in Elizabeth Lane was in the form of corrugate...

Crews tackle Wolverhampton bowling alley fire

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  • February 8, 2012
More than 70 firefighters have tackled a blaze overnight at a disused bowling alley in Wolverhampton. Emergency services were called to the former AMF bowling centre on Howard Street in Blakenhall at 19:45 GMT. West Midlands Fire Service said 30% of ...

Men rescued as fire destroys flat at Swansea

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  • February 8, 2012
Two elderly men were rescued by firefighters during a fire which gutted a neighbouring flat. They were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation following the incident at Carterford Place, Swansea, on Wednesday at 00:30 GMT. Two fire engines ...

Paignton house fire investigation begins

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  • February 8, 2012
An investigation has begun after a fire in a terraced house in Paignton on Tuesday night. More than 30 firefighters from Torquay and Paignton tackled the blaze at the two-storey property with a converted loft in Hayes Gardens. A spokesperson from Dev...

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