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Cattedown Wharves cargo boat machinery fire

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  • August 30, 2013
Firefighters have tackled a blaze on a cargo boat in Plymouth. The fire started in the engine of a mechanical digger in the ship's hold, which also contained wood chippings. Crews from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to Cattedo...

Firefighters back industrial action in pensions row

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  • August 30, 2013
Members of the Fire Brigades Union have voted in favour of industrial action, in a dispute over pensions. The move could trigger the first national firefighters' strike in more than a decade. FBU members in England, Scotland and Wales were balloted, ...

Smoke fills Holland Park Tube station

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  • August 30, 2013
A passenger who was stuck on a Tube train which was filling with smoke has said she thought she was going to die. The Central Line train was held at Holland Park station after the train began to fill with smoke, believed to have been caused by the br...

Private munitions collection damaged in Walton-on-the-Naze barn blaze

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  • August 30, 2013
A private munitions collection has been damaged in a blaze which gutted a 19th Century listed farm building. The barn in Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze stored inert rockets, shells, landmines, fuel and cylinders. Bomb disposal experts were called ...

Jersey fire started by model plane crash

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  • August 30, 2013
A fire in a Jersey conservation area was started by a model plane crash. The blaze at Les Landes Common started at about 18:20 BST on Wednesday and spread across an area of furze covering about 1,500 sq m (16,000 sq ft). Crew commander Terry Noel, fr...

St Austell home residents evacuated after suspected arson

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  • August 30, 2013
Eleven people have been evacuated from a home for vulnerable people in Cornwall after suspected arson attack. The "ferocious" blaze at the sheltered accommodation on Eastbourne Road in St Austell broke out about 00:45 BST, fire crews said. A woman ha...

East Sussex fire service appeals against firework award ruling

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  • August 29, 2013
A union has criticised a fire authority for appealing against a High Court ruling to pay compensation to the families of two men killed in a fireworks blast. Firefighter Geoff Wicker, 49, and fire service cameraman Brian Wembridge, 63, died in the fi...

Lager spill from tanker closes Newport road

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  • August 29, 2013
A main road near Newport was closed for about 30 minutes after lager spilled from a tanker. The emergency services were called to the A467 between Bassaleg and Risca after the liquid spilled from the vehicle on Wednesday afternoon. The road was close...

Stoke-on-Trent restaurant blaze: fire crews still at scene

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  • August 28, 2013
Fire crews are still at the scene of a restaurant blaze in Staffordshire. The fire broke out on Tuesday night at Planet Bollywood on Glebe Street in Stoke-on-Trent. At its height, six crews were in attendance. Firefighters remain at the scene to carr...

Essex blaze building contained landmines

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  • August 28, 2013
Firefighters and bomb disposal crews were called to a blaze at farm buildings in Essex containing bullets, shells and landmines. Crews were called to Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, at about 15:00 BST. A 300m exclusion zone was set up as the works...

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