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Woman, 42, dies after house fire in Windmill Heights, Enniskillen

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  • October 13, 2012
A 42-year woman has died after a house fire in County Fermanagh. The Fire and Rescue Service received a call just before 20:00 BST on Friday. Two fire appliances were sent to the property at Windmill Heights in Enniskillen. "On arrival crews were inf...

Man found dead in Aberdeen house fire

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  • October 13, 2012
One man has died in a house fire in Aberdeen's Gairn Terrace, to the south of the city centre. Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Ambulance Service and Grampian Police were called to the property shortly before 16:00. Firefighters found t...

Old Bristol fire station gets new lease of life as youth club

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  • October 13, 2012
An old fire station in Bristol has been given a new lease of life as a youth centre thanks to a £5m makeover. The project had gained funding under the previous Labour government but when the Tory-led coalition came to power in 2010, the scheme fell ...

Firefighters tackle blaze at Glasgow chip shop

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  • October 13, 2012
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at the chip shop in Glasgow city centre. Crews were called to the Blue Lagoon on Gordon Street at about 13:10. The takeaway shop is located next to the main entrance to Central Station. A spokeswoman for Strathclyde ...

John Howard Bell named as man who died in Penrith house fire

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  • October 13, 2012
A 66-year-old man who died after being rescued from a house fire in Penrith has been named. John Howard Bell, from Tyne Close, who was known locally as Howard, was treated for serious injuries by paramedics but died at the scene. Emergency services w...

Old Shropshire fire engines head to Transylvania

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  • October 13, 2012
Ten Shropshire firefighters have set off on a 1,700-mile (2,735km) drive to take four old fire engines to Romania. The engines, between 13 and 20 years old, will replace much older and "cumbersome" vehicles used by crews in Transylvania, the service ...

Fighting Fire with Fire in Durham's Hamsterley Wood

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  • October 13, 2012
Forest fires can devastate thousands of acres within hours and stretch the resources of fire services to breaking point. They affect every continent except Antarctica and despite recent heavy rain in the UK, its forests are also at risk. To stay on t...

Devon floods: Mother and daughter rescued from tree

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  • October 13, 2012
A woman and her 13-year-old daughter have been rescued from a tree after their car was swept away by flood water. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said the girl called for help at 19:15 BST on Thursday after the car was washed off the road ...

Nelson family escape injury in Newtownards sectarian arson attack

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  • October 13, 2012
A woman and her three children have been rescued from their burning house after they were targeted by arsonists in Lenamore Park, Newtownards. PSNI officers and a neighbour climbed onto a roof to bring Janette Nelson's family to safety at about 02:00...

Firefighters rescue person from Malpas flat fire

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  • October 13, 2012
One person has been taken to hospital after a flat fire in south Wales. Firefighters pulled the person from the ground-floor blaze at Trevithick Close, Malpas, Newport. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of fire on Friday at 04:35 BST...

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