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Essex fire service dispute with FBU is resolved

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  • October 24, 2012
The "longest running" fire service dispute in British history has been resolved after Essex union members reached an agreement with managers. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) accepted a deal on terms and staffing with Essex Fire Service on Tuesday eveni...

Ledbury's horse-drawn fire pump to be restored

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  • October 24, 2012
A horse-drawn manually pumped fire engine from Herefordshire is to be restored and put on display at a national museum. The pump, which was built around 1835, is currently at Ledbury fire station. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said t...

Man and woman rescued from fire in Peterhead

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  • October 24, 2012
A man and a woman have been rescued from a fire in a flat in Peterhead. Several people also had to be evacuated from the building, on North Street, just after 19:00 on Tuesday. The blaze started on the first floor, and those rescued were on the secon...

Worthing house fire sees evacuation amid gas fears

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  • October 24, 2012
Homes in a West Sussex street have been evacuated overnight after crews dealing with a house fire were unable to isolate the gas supply. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters were called to a severe fire in a house in Ashdown Road, Wo...

Taiwan hospital arson suspect 'upset over illness'

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  • October 24, 2012
A man suspected of causing a deadly fire in Taiwan says he was upset over his serious illness, according to prosecutors. The 67-year-old man, identified by his surname Lin, confessed to setting fire to a hospital in the southern city of Tainan, prose...

Councillor Brian Silvester fined for safety breaches

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  • October 23, 2012
A Cheshire East councillor has been fined for fire safety breaches at a property he rented out. Brian Silvester, 60, was fined £45,000 at Chester Crown Court for failing to obtain the necessary licence for a house in multiple occupation and 11 fire ...

Two more charged over fatal Doncaster Christmas Eve fire

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  • October 23, 2012
A teenage girl and a woman have been charged in connection with the death of a man in a flat fire in South Yorkshire on Christmas Eve. Andrew Massarella, 40, was found dead at Callender Court in Doncaster. Zena Maria Hancock, 44, of Highbury Avenue, ...

Prestatyn fire death: Suspects released without charge

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  • October 23, 2012
Two people questioned on suspicion of murder following a fire which killed four people in Denbighshire have been released from custody. Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her 15-month-old son Charlie, nephew Bailey Allen, four, and two-year-old niece Skye died aft...

Taiwan hospital fire kills 12 elderly residents

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  • October 23, 2012
An early morning fire at a hospital in southern Taiwan has killed 12 patients and injured at least 60 more. The fire swept through a nursing home inside the hospital in Tainan City that housed elderly and mostly bed-ridden patients. A hospital offici...

Kronospan: fire in wood products factory near Chirk

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  • October 23, 2012
Fire fighters are tackling a blaze at the Kronospan wood products factory in Chirk near Wrexham. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the plant at 17:15 BST on Monday. Crews from Chirk, Llangollen, Wrexham and Deeside are tackling a fir...

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