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Aberdovey crew hurt as fire engine crashes on its side in field

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  • April 14, 2012
Two firefighters have been injured after their appliance crashed into a field and ended up on its side, near Aberdovey, Gwynedd. The North Wales Fire and Rescue Service tender was returning to the station from an earlier incident when the crash happe...

South Yorkshire strike possible over new fire unit

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  • April 14, 2012
Firefighters in South Yorkshire have not ruled out strike action over an argument about tackling small fires. The fire service wants to introduce a small incident unit (SIU) in Sheffield to extinguish grass and rubbish fires. The Fire Brigades Union ...

Kingholm Quay mud rescues spark public safety appeal

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  • April 14, 2012
The fire service has urged people to take extra care when walking near rivers after rescuing two people stuck in mud in the space of 24 hours. A man, a woman and a dog had to be pulled from marsh land near Kingholm Quay, south of Dumfries, in inciden...

Chlorine leak closes Felpham Leisure Centre

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  • April 14, 2012
A West Sussex leisure centre has been closed after a chlorine gas leak in the main swimming pool area. Emergency services were called to Felpham Leisure Centre in Felpham Way, Bognor Regis, shortly before 06:30 BST after a leak in a pump room. West S...

Hot-air balloon hits power lines in North Yorkshire

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  • April 14, 2012
A hot-air balloon with 10 people on board has hit electricity power lines near West Haddlesey, North Yorkshire. All of the passengers and the pilot are understood to have escaped without injury. Northern Powergrid said the power supply was automatica...

Police investigate Larne newspaper office blaze

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  • April 14, 2012
Police have appealed for information after the offices of a County Antrim newspaper were badly damaged in a fire. The blaze in the Larne Times, in the town's Dunluce Street/Point Street area, broke out on the first floor at about 23:30 BST on Thursda...

Two teenagers arrested after Penzance school fire

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  • April 14, 2012
Two teenagers have been arrested after a fire at a school in west Cornwall. The fire, in the roof of Heamoor Community Primary School in Penzance, broke out on Wednesday night. About 20 firefighters were called to the scene and witnesses reported 20f...

Newark Mayor Cory Booker saves woman from fire

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  • April 14, 2012
A New Jersey mayor has played down suggestions he is a hero after he rushed into a burning house to save a woman. Newark Mayor Cory Booker rescued the woman from the second floor of her home in the city's Upper Clinton Hill area. A member of his staf...

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