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Man and children rescued after Newtownabbey fire attack

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  • April 6, 2012
A man and two children have been rescued from a house after an arson attack in Newtownabbey. A house in Clonbeg Drive was set on fire around 04:00 BST on Friday. The blaze spread to the property next door and the residents there had to be rescued. Th...

Jobs to be axed in North Yorkshire fire control room

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  • April 6, 2012
Four posts at the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service control room look set to be axed as part of measures to save £2.5m by 2015. The fire service said it was proposing to cut four full-time posts from the current 27 positions. Area manager Owen...

Fire at Weymouth industrial estate engulfs two buildings

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  • April 6, 2012
A large fire has damaged buildings on an industrial estate in Dorset. Crews were called to the blaze at the Granby Industrial Estate, in Weymouth, shortly before 16:00 BST. The fire engulfed two buildings on the estate with a third said to be affecte...

Fire crews in Gloucestershire get flood rescue boat

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  • April 6, 2012
Firefighters in Gloucestershire have launched a new rescue boat to help them deal with future flooding. Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service was given nearly £57,000 a year ago to help deal with flood emergencies. Some of the money has gone towar...

Train fire causes "significant" delays to South West Train services

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  • April 6, 2012
A freight train fire has caused "significant" delays to South West Train services, according to the rail operator. The incident between Basingstoke and Winchester has blocked the line and delays are expected until the close of service. A spokesman sa...

Fire crews tackle tenement blaze in Glasgow's west end

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  • April 6, 2012
Firefighters have extinguished a blaze at a tenement in Glasgow's west end. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service were called out to the flat in Highburgh Road, near the Byres Road junction, shortly after 16:00. One casualty was rescued from the buildi...

Fire in east London cuts power to 88,000 people

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  • April 6, 2012
A fire in east London cut power to 88,000 people and disrupted Underground passengers. The fire in a goods yard affected high-voltage overhead electricity lines, causing the mains supply to be lost shortly after 15:00 BST. Four Underground stations h...

Fire at Penly nuclear reactor in northern France

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  • April 6, 2012
Fire crews have been rushed to a nuclear reactor in northern France after an escape of smoke but the energy company EDF says the site is secure. Ten fire engines were sent to the Penly site near Dieppe, where the reactor was shut down after the alarm...

Firefighters tackle farm blaze in Crai, Brecon

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  • April 6, 2012
Fire crews have tackled a blaze at a Powys farm, which has damaged a house and buildings. The alarm was raised in Crai, Brecon, on Thursday morning where the buildings were reported to be well alight, but no-one was injured. Firefighters also spent t...

Kitten caught in Manchester blaze revived by fire crew

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  • April 6, 2012
A kitten that was pulled from a burning house in Manchester has been resuscitated by firefighters. It was found at a property in Denison Road, Rusholme by firefighters in breathing apparatus tackling the blaze. The two-week-old cat, who crews have na...

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