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Duns fire rescue neighbours praised

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  • April 16, 2012
Fire chiefs have praised the quick response of neighbours after a man was rescued from a burning property. Residents at The Mount in Duns contacted Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue after hearing a smoke alarm at about 18:30 on Saturday. Firefighte...

Galloway hillside wild fire 'very serious'

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  • April 16, 2012
A large wild fire which started at the weekend is continuing to burn on a hillside in Galloway. The blaze, which broke out shortly before 18:00 on Sunday, has been spreading on three fronts several miles wide in the Mochrum area of Wigtownshire. Dumf...

Plans to sell UK Fire Service College 'outrageous'

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  • April 16, 2012
A union has said government plans to sell the UK Fire Service College in Gloucestershire were "outrageous". The Communities Minister said selling the college was the best way of securing its future and relieving the government of financial risk. Pros...

Woman saved from house fire in Oxford recovers in hospital

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  • April 16, 2012
A woman is recovering in hospital after being rescued from a house fire in Oxford. Crews were called to Cowley Road on Friday night. They found the woman upstairs and carried her outside where paramedics treated her. She was suffering from the effect...

India factory collapse 'traps many' in Punjab

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  • April 16, 2012
Several people are feared trapped under the debris of a blanket factory which collapsed in the Indian city of Jalandhar late on Sunday night. Emergency workers searched through the debris and more than 60 people have been rescued so far, police said....

Eight sheep killed in barn fire in Essex

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  • April 16, 2012
Eight sheep have been killed in a fire in a farm building in Essex. Firefighters were called at about 15:30 BST on Saturday to the blaze at a barn in Roast Green, Clavering. Essex Fire Service said three fire crews were called to the fire, which invo...

Body found after boat fire on River Avon in Bath

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  • April 16, 2012
A 40-year-old man has died and a second man is in hospital following a fire on board a boat in Bath. The cabin cruiser, which was moored close to Pulteney Bridge, was still burning when emergency services were called shortly after 06:20 BST. Avon and...

Police investigate house fire that claimed two lives

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  • April 16, 2012
An investigation is under way into the cause of a house fire which claimed the lives of a mother and daughter in County Tyrone. Elizabeth McGirr, 71, and her daughter, Deirdre, 38, died in the blaze at Dunlea Vale, Dungannon, at about 22:00 BST on Sa...

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