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Fireman knocked off ladder during rescue bid in Russia

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  • January 17, 2013
A fireman in Russia has had a remarkable escape after a pile of snow knocked him off his ladder. He was trying to rescue a toddler from an apartment fire when a pile of snow collapsed on his head. Pia Harold reports. Read More........... Reproduced u...

A14 crash: One dead and five injured at Cambridge

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  • January 17, 2013
One person has died and five others injured on the A14 near Cambridge. Police said three lorries and a car crashed on the westbound side between junctions 36 and 35 shortly after 07:00 GMT. One person in the car died at the scene and another in the v...

London fire cuts could 'affect ability to respond'

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  • January 17, 2013
Firefighters could be delayed getting to large scale emergency incidents if proposed cuts go ahead, London Fire Brigade Union says. It said plans to close 12 fire stations with the loss of 520 jobs would jeopardise people's safety. Among the threat...

London Victoria evacuated after train fire

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  • January 17, 2013
A fire in the undercarriage of a Gatwick Express train prompted the evacuation of London Victoria station at the start of the morning rush hour. Gatwick Express said "mass disruption" was expected. The station partially re-opened after less than an h...

Plymouth car workshop fire: Gas and asbestos fear

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  • January 17, 2013
A fire has ripped through a car repair workshop in Plymouth. People living near the garage in North Hill in Mutley were told to stay indoors and keep windows closed because of the danger of gas bottles exploding. Forty firefighters attended and crews...

Australian PM Gillard hails firefighters

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  • January 17, 2013
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has praised fire crews in New South Wales who are tackling a blaze that has destroyed dozens of houses. Visiting Coonabarabran, the site of the wildfire, Ms Gillard said it was "incredible" that no lives had be...

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