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Baby rescued from house fire by PCSO in Preston

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  • June 8, 2012
An eight-month-old baby girl was rescued from a burning house by a police community support officer called to the scene in Preston. Stuart Garnett went to the house on Nimes Street after he heard reports of the fire on Thursday morning. He saw a woma...

Five fire stations in Highland, Orkney and Shetland 'not sustainable'

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  • June 8, 2012
Five fire stations have failed to meet required standards set by Highlands and Islands Fire Board. Sleat on Skye, Foula and Outer Skerries in Shetland, Flotta in Orkney and Boat of Garten in Highland were not sustainable, the board said. It added tha...

Number of fires in Jersey at 50-year low in 2011

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  • June 8, 2012
The number of fires in Jersey was at a 50-year low in 2011, the Fire and Rescue Service said. The service's annual report said firefighters went to 228 fires last year, a drop of 16% on 2010. Jersey's Chief Fire Officer, Mark James, said he was pleas...

Newton Abbot homes evacuated after large pallet fire

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  • June 8, 2012
Firefighters have tackled a large pallet fire at an industrial estate in Newton Abbot. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said the alarm was raised at about 02:00 BST. Smoke from the fire at Heltor Business Park in the Heathfield area spread to nearb...

Murder charges over Sharkey fire deaths in Helensburgh

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  • June 8, 2012
Two men have appeared in court in connection with the deaths of three members of the same family in 2011. Bridget Sharkey, 8, and her brother Thomas, 21, died after a fire at their Helensburgh home. Their father, Thomas Snr, died six days later. Robe...

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