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Three rescued from 'cherry picker' in Wigan

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  • March 9, 2013
Three workmen were rescued from a "cherry picker" by firefighters in Greater Manchester after the man controlling it fell ill. Fire crews were called to a Department for Work and Pensions building in Bryn, Wigan, at about 12:15. Firefighters used a l...

Woman's house fire death caused by overloaded plug

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  • March 9, 2013
A house fire in Leeds in which a woman in her 60s died was caused by an overloaded electrical extension plug, West Yorkshire Fire Service has said. Emergency services were called to the house in Brownhill Crescent, Harehills, at about 01:25 GMT on We...

Learning the lessons of Swinley Forest blaze two years on

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  • March 9, 2013
The devastating fire that swept through a Berkshire woodland two years ago is still etched in the minds of nearby residents and the Forestry Commission team. The blaze in May 2011 burnt 110 hectares (1.1 sq km) of Swinley Forest and 13 neighbouring h...

Jade Clark hit-and-run death: Police trace Volvo XC90 owners

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  • March 9, 2013
Police hunting a hit-and-run driver thought to have killed a 16-year-old girl in Dorset are visiting all the UK's registered keepers of Volvo XC90s. Jade Clark died when her moped was involved in a collision on the A31 at Ringwood at 20:23 GMT on 24 ...

Police investigate after fatal Witton Castle caravan fire

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  • March 9, 2013
A body has been found in the wreckage of a static caravan destroyed in a blaze at a country park. Police said the fire at the Witton Castle park, near Bishop Auckland, at around 05:00 GMT was so intense the caravan collapsed. Police said a body was f...

Derby death blaze: Defendants had sex on night of fire

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  • March 9, 2013
One of the men accused of starting a fire which killed six children in Derby had sex with his co-accused hours before the blaze, a court has heard. The jury in the trial of Mick and Mairead Philpott and friend Paul Mosley heard details of police inte...

Fight fire with... a joystick?

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  • March 9, 2013
New technology allows firefighters to train for their job in the safety of a virtual world in front of a screen that creates a 360-degree experience. Marc Cieslak looks at what it is like to fight a virtual fire. See Video Report........... Reproduce...

Boiler fumes put couple and boy, 16, in hospital

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  • March 9, 2013
Three people have been taken to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty boiler at a farmhouse in Morriston, Swansea. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said an elderly man and woman and boy aged 16 were treated by fire...

LlanfairPG flat fire - nine evacuated

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  • March 9, 2013
Nine people had to be evacuated from their homes on Anglesey after a fire at a block of flats. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service say the occupants were told to leave as a precaution after fire broke out at the building at Llanfairpwllgwyngyll just ...

Family rescued after kitchen blaze in Leith

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  • March 9, 2013
Firefighters led a family to safety after a blaze in the kitchen of a flat in Edinburgh. Crews were called to a fifth floor property at Cables Wynd House in the Leith area at about 12:15. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters ...

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