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New Year's Honours

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  • December 31, 2013
  QUEEN’S FIRE SERVICE MEDALS Lee Howell Chief Fire Officer, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Frank Swann Chief Fire Officer, Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service John Hindmarch Chief Fire Officer, Tyne & Wear Fire & Res...

Huge fire after US oil train derails in North Dakota

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  • December 31, 2013
Wagons from a mile-long train carrying crude oil have burst into flames as they derailed after a collision in the US state of North Dakota. A plume of thick black smoke could be seen many miles away and explosions were heard. No injuries were reporte...

Men rescued from roof of Muswell Hill property in fire

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  • December 31, 2013
Two men were rescued from the roof of a terraced house in north London as fire swept through the building. The men were rescued by ladder shortly before 01:30 GMT and taken to hospital suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke. London Fire Bri...

Raynes Park fire death: Woman's screams 'not human'

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  • December 31, 2013
The screams of a young mother who died after she was found on fire in a street in south-west London did not sound human, according to a witness. Police and firefighters were called to a level crossing in West Barnes Lane, Raynes Park, at 01:00 GMT on...

North Sea DFDS ferry fire: Man charged with arson

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  • December 31, 2013
A man has been charged with arson after a fire broke out on a North Sea ferry. Six people were airlifted to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation on the MS King Seaways, 30 miles from the Yorkshire coast, on Saturday night. The DFDS Seaways ferry,...

Wilton UK Wood Recycling plant fire left to 'burn itself out'

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  • December 31, 2013
Thousands of tonnes of wood which have been on fire at a Teesside recycling plant for a week are to be left to burn out. The fire began on 23 December in a stack of wood in the UK Wood Recycling plant at the Wilton site near Redcar. Cleveland Fire Br...

Geoffrey Carter named as Christmas day fire death victim

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  • December 31, 2013
A man who died in a house fire in the West Midlands on Christmas Day has been named by police. Geoffrey Carter, 58, died from smoke inhalation in the blaze at the property on South Street Gardens in Caldmore, Walsall, late on Wednesday afternoon. Sus...

Man and dog escape home 'arson' in Lowestoft

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  • December 31, 2013
A man and his dog have escaped from a house fire which police are treating as arson. The man, who lives in Britten Road in Lowestoft, left the house and saw flames coming from the lean-to at the side of the property. Police, who were called to the ad...

London Fire Brigade to charge for false alarms

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  • December 30, 2013
London Fire Brigade (LFB) is to charge businesses for call outs if they attend more than 10 false alarms in a 12-month period, from 1 January. During the last financial year the service was called to 403 locations more than 10 times, costing the brig...

Wilton UK Wood Recycling plant fire still burning after one week

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  • December 30, 2013
A major fire at a wood recycling plant on Teesside is still burning one week after the blaze broke out. The fire began on 23 December in a stack of wood at the UK Wood Recycling plant at the Wilton site near Redcar. Cleveland Fire Brigade is now tryi...

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