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Hereford and Worcester fire cuts 'will double workload'

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  • June 7, 2012
Plans to cut the number of firefighters at a Worcestershire station by half could mean "extremely tired" crews under performing, warned the union. Hereford and Worcester Fire Service is meeting over plans to cut 32 of 322 frontline firefighter posts,...

Russia firefighters killed in Siberia wildfire in Tuva

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  • June 7, 2012
At least eight Russian firefighters have died during a wildfire in southern Siberia, forestry officials have said. The eight were part of a team of firefighting parachutists flown in to tackle the fire, the Russian forestry service told Interfax news...

Bonchester Bridge fire leaves man, 80, needing treatment

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  • June 7, 2012
An 80-year-old man has been treated for shock following a fire at a cottage in the Scottish Borders in the early hours of the morning. The blaze broke out in a bedroom at Stables Cottage at Wolflee near Bonchester Bridge at about 02:00. Fire crews fr...

Croydon tower block evacuated after fire

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  • June 7, 2012
About 200 people have been forced leave their homes after a fire broke out in a blocks of flats in south London. Fifty firefighters were called to the blaze in a fourth-floor flat in the 12-storey block on Whitehorse Road, Croydon, in the early hours...

Cardiff shopping centre lift shaft fall man injured

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  • June 7, 2012
A man injured after falling down a lift shaft at a Cardiff shopping centre has been cut free after two hours, say emergency services. Firefighters were called to the Capitol in Queen Street just before 20:00 BST on Wednesday. The legs of the man - wh...

Staff escape Newbridge-on-Wye BSW Timber saw mill fire

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  • June 7, 2012
Nightshift workers at a Powys timber mill had to be evacuated during the early hours after a fire at the plant in Newbridge-on-Wye. Firefighters were called to the BSW Timber saw mill near Builth Wells at 02:00 BST on Thursday. However, the Mid and W...

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