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Mumbles Pier, Swansea, damaged by fire

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  • October 27, 2012
Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at Mumbles pier in Swansea, which is undergoing renovation. Emergency services were called to the scene just after 01:00 BST on Saturday. Police say the fire may have been caused by a spark from a blowtorch durin...

Fire crews tackle blaze in Ffordd y Morfa, Abergele

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  • October 27, 2012
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a house in Abergele, Conwy. Fat residue on a cooker caught light and the fire spread through the kitchen at the property in Ffordd y Morfa. The alarm was raised at 17:25 BST and fire crews from Abergele and Colwyn...

Carterton home flooded after fire next door

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  • October 27, 2012
An Oxfordshire family are facing eight weeks out of their home after it was flooded as firefighters fought a blaze next door. Sam and Tim Caswell, from Carterton, are in a bed and breakfast with their four children while the damage is fixed. Their Br...

Basildon fire engine crash death 'accidental'

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  • October 27, 2012
A mother-of-three, killed when she was struck by a fire engine on an emergency call in Essex, died in a "tragic accident", a coroner has recorded. Martha Gakonde, 39, from Wythefield, was killed on 9 September 2011 in a crash at Broadmayne, Basildon....

Suffolk firefighter Alan Soards' full honours funeral

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  • October 27, 2012
A "strong, brave and generous" Suffolk firefighter who died on a training exercise has been given a fire service funeral with full honours. Alan Soards, 38, a member of white watch at Lowestoft South fire station, died at the Lee Valley White Water C...

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service team's rescue challenge win

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  • October 27, 2012
A team of Berkshire firefighters has successfully defended the world championship title for rescuing people trapped in vehicles. The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service Extrication team competed against firefighters from across the world at the W...

Surrey fire specialist rescue support deal criticised

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  • October 27, 2012
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service's decision to join forces with a private rescue firm has been criticised by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Specialist Group International, which helped in the search for missing girl April Jones, is to provide firefight...

Flats evacuated after kitchen fire in St Andrews

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  • October 27, 2012
Several properties were evacuated after a fire broke out at a block of flats in St Andrews in Fife overnight. Firefighters were called to the blaze at Auldburn Park at about 04:30. It is understood the fire started in the kitchen of a ground floor fl...

Six rescued in Blackpool from suspicious house fire

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  • October 27, 2012
Six people were rescued from a house in Blackpool after a mattress was placed against the front door and set alight. Firefighters were called to Lune Grove in South Shore at 04:30 BST and rescued four men and two women. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Ser...

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