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Leigham fire destroys barn

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  • March 2, 2012
A fire has destroyed a barn at a farm in Devon. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said more than 30 firefighters were sent to the blaze on Forder Valley Road in Leigham. The fire service said the building, which contained hay, straw and fert...

Warwickshire fire control centre receives £1.8m funding

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  • March 2, 2012
The fire service in Warwickshire has been awarded £1.8m to help improve the way it responds to emergencies. It is part of £74m of funding, announced by Local Government Minister Bob Neill, to help upgrade fire and rescue control rooms across Englan...

Two Yorkshire fire services to set up joint calls system

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  • March 2, 2012
Two Yorkshire fire services are to set up a joint control system meaning they will be able to handle each other's emergency calls when necessary. West and South Yorkshire fire services have been awarded a £3.6m government grant to develop the system...

West Midlands and Staffordshire fire authorities get £3.6m grant

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  • March 2, 2012
Two fire authorities have started work to develop a joint control room. Staffordshire and West Midlands fire authorities have been awarded £3.6m by the government, £500,000 less than their original bid. Fire services in Staffordshire and the West M...

Loch Ettrick embankment plunge woman cut free

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  • March 2, 2012
A woman is in hospital with leg injuries after her car plunged down a 40ft (12m) embankment into trees on a minor road in southern Scotland. The 41-year-old was left trapped in wreckage in the incident near Loch Ettrick between Ae Village and Closebu...

Swansea fire: House damaged in Myrddin Road, Bonymaen

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  • March 2, 2012
A semi-detached house in Swansea has been badly damaged in a fire. Three crews from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to tackle the blaze at Myrddin Road in Bonymaen at 07:50 GMT on Friday. Fire chiefs said the property had been ...

Didcot block of flats evacuated after kitchen fire

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  • March 2, 2012
Eleven people were evacuated after a kitchen fire in a block of flats in an Oxfordshire town. Crews arrived at the three-storey building in Didcot on Thursday just before 21:00 GMT to find several members of the same family attempting to tackle the f...

Cornwall fire control plans get £2m boost

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  • March 2, 2012
A new fire control centre could be built in Cornwall after the government offered £2m to improve systems. Cornwall Fire Service welcomed the money which it said would be put towards replacing the "not fit for purpose" control room in Truro. It is lo...

Manchester fire destroys neon sign shop

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  • March 2, 2012
A "fierce blaze" has destroyed a neon sign shop in Manchester. Crews from Stretford, Hyde and Salford were called to the fire on Chester Road at about 08:10 GMT. Greater Manchester Fire's Paul Duggan said the fire spread through the entire building, ...

Durham Evans Halshaw showroom fire causes £1.5m damage

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  • March 2, 2012
A fire at a Durham car showroom caused damage costing £1.5m, fire crews said. Firefighters were called to the Evans Halshaw dealership in Alma Place, Gilesgate, shortly after 04:30 GMT. Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said two fire eng...

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