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Fire Minister announces funding for successful control centre projects

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  • March 1, 2012
  Fire and Rescue Control Services Today the Government is publishing the outcome of its invitation to fire and rescue authorities in England to submit their plans to improve the resilience, efficiency and technology in their control services follow...

Fire at cell at Maghaberry jail in County Antrim

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  • March 1, 2012
There has been a fire at a prison cell at Maghaberry jail in County Antrim. A member of staff was taken taken to hospital for the effects of smoke inhalation as a result of the fire which was reported at 21:10 GMT on Wednesday. Police said the fire w...

'Wood-burning stove caused' Carvers builders merchants fire

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  • March 1, 2012
A fire which destroyed a 116-year-old builders merchants may have been caused by a wood-burning stove, say crews. Up to 75 firefighters tackled the blaze which swept through Carvers, in Littles Lane, Wolverhampton, on Wednesday. Tony Ward, West Midla...

Crews fight fire at Billybanks flats in Penarth

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  • March 1, 2012
Five fire crews have tackled a blaze at a derelict housing estate in the Vale of Glamorgan. A blaze took hold in third and fourth floor maisonettes at the old Penarth Heights estate, known as the Billybanks flats, in Penarth. The South Wales Fire and...

Hazardous chemical spill at Llandudno hospital

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  • March 1, 2012
Firefighters wearing protective clothing have dealt with a hazardous chemical spill at Llandudno Hospital. The alarm was raised after peracetic acid, a chemical cleaning fluid used for sterilising, was spilled during routine maintenance, said North W...

Man found dead after house fire in Edinburgh

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  • March 1, 2012
A man has been found dead following a fire at a property in Edinburgh. Fifefighters were called to St Katharine's Cresent in the Gracemount area of the city on Wednesday lunchtime. They found thick black smoke coming from the ground floor of the two ...

Pembrokeshire: 20,000 dumped tyres removed by Environment Agency

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  • March 1, 2012
More than 20,000 tyres dumped at a site in Pembrokeshire have been removed. The Environment Agency Wales said that if they caught fire they would have produced toxic smoke and threatened nearby homes and a caravan park. It said it had taken the "high...

Tredegar man dies after catching fire, police confirm

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  • March 1, 2012
A man has died in hospital from injuries he received after catching fire, Gwent Police confirm. Police said officers were called to an address in Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, at around 04:50 GMT on Wednesday. Officers found the 33-year-old man outside th...

Steyning shop fire could be village arsonist say Sussex Police

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  • March 1, 2012
Police are investigating a fire in a Sussex village which could be linked to a series of deliberate arson attacks. Firefighters were called to the rear of a shop in the High Street in Steyning village at about 05:45 GMT. Two vehicles were damaged and...

Fire 'destroys' Carvers Wolverhampton builders merchants

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  • March 1, 2012
Crews have been tackling a large fire at a builders merchants in Wolverhampton. The fire at Carvers, in Littles Lane, began at about 11:40 GMT and was brought under control by 15:30 GMT. No-one was hurt. Owner Henry Carver said: "It just happened so ...

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