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Two women killed in Dungannon fire

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  • April 15, 2012
Two women have died in a fire in County Tyrone. It happened in the Dunlea Vale area of Dungannon at about 22:00 BST on Saturday night. One woman was aged in her 70s and the other was in her 30s. A man, also in his 30s, escaped injury in the blaze. Th...

Bow homes evacuated after gas leak

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  • April 15, 2012
Up to 150 people were evacuated from their homes in east London after a gas leak, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. The brigade was called to Bruce Road in Bow at about 10:30 BST to reports of a ruptured gas main. The four-inch gas main was found to be...

Guernsey fire services merger considered

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  • April 15, 2012
An amalgamation of Guernsey's two fire services is being considered, as part of an efficiency drive. The island's airport firefighters are overseen by Public Services, while the Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service is overseen by the Home Department. Jon...

Lincolnshire fire service AssetCo contract 'ended'

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  • April 15, 2012
Lincolnshire fire service has insisted the ending of a contract with the firm which provided its fire engines will not affect its operation. A spokesman confirmed the contract with AssetCo Lincoln had ended, but for legal reasons, could not give deta...

Frome furniture factory severely damaged by fire

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  • April 15, 2012
An oak furniture factory in Somerset has been severely damaged by an overnight fire. The blaze started in the ground floor workshop of Country Oak Furniture, in Frome, and fire crews were alerted shortly after 02:00 BST. Some 40% of the two-storey pr...

Arson attack on pensioner's home in Ballycastle

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  • April 15, 2012
A pensioner's home has been damaged in an arson attack in Ballycastle. The 65-year-old woman was alerted to the fire at her Market Street home by four passers-by at about 00:30 BST on Saturday. They helped to get her and her dog out of the house. Pol...

Fire at Glasgow's Alfa Wholesale cash and carry

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  • April 15, 2012
An investigation is to be carried out into a large fire which broke out in commercial premises close to the centre of Glasgow. More than 30 firefighters from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue tackled the blaze at the Alfa Wholesale cash and carry on Lancef...

Two men rescued from Kingsbridge estuary mud

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  • April 15, 2012
A man has been taken to hospital after being rescued from mud in a Devon estuary. It is thought the man fell into the estuary at Kingsbridge at low tide. Another man who climbed down to rescue him also became stuck fast in the mud. Prawle coastguard ...

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