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Essex homes at 'high risk' of fire to get sprinklers

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  • September 24, 2013
Sprinklers are to be installed in homes in Essex considered at "high risk" of fire in a £250,000 fire authority-funded project. Properties that could benefit from the scheme include those with a previous history of fire, such as Felmore estate, Ba...

Man arrested and bailed after Trowbridge homes evacuated

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  • September 24, 2013
A 27-year-old man was arrested after an incident in Wiltshire led to the evacuation of a number of homes. Police investigated reports of a fire in a bedsit between Bond Street and Wesley Road in Trowbridge on Monday. After concerns "around materials ...

Suffolk 'reduced service' during fire strike

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  • September 24, 2013
A reduced service will be available in Suffolk during a four-hour strike by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Firefighters in England and Wales are due to strike for four hours from noon on Wednesday in a row over pensions. The FBU said it was "ludicrou...

Hadleigh fuel depot fire: Police close investigation

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  • September 24, 2013
An inquiry over a suspected arson attack on three tankers at a fuel depot has been closed by police. The fire at Ukay Fuels in Hadleigh on 16 November last year caused £500,000 of damage and led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man on suspicion of ars...

Man rescued from Worcester flat fire

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  • September 24, 2013
Fire crews have rescued a man from a flat fire in Worcester city centre. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to John Gwyn House on Newport Street at 12:48 BST. Six fire engines were called to the scene and crews were wor...

Hereford & Worcester fire service stations could close

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  • September 24, 2013
Four fire stations could shut in a bid to cut nearly £5m from the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service. The proposals to save £4.7m over three years include closing two fire stations in Worcestershire and two in Herefordshire. Chief Fire ...

Aberdeen and Inverness fire control room closures considered

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  • September 24, 2013
Scotland's fire service is considering closing its control rooms in Aberdeen and Inverness and building a new centre in Dundee. A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it was just one proposal being considered as part of a strategic...

Fire at London Park Royal industrial unit

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  • September 24, 2013
A fire has broken out at an industrial unit in north-west London. More than half of the unit on Midland Terrace, in Park Royal, is on fire and about 80 firefighters are at the scene. Ten people have been evacuated from nearby homes as firefighters ta...

New Worcester fire station plans are approved

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  • September 24, 2013
A new fire station has been approved to replace Worcester's current "ageing" one in the city centre. Sited off Tolladine Road, the new station willreplace the existing Copenhagen Road station, which is 70 years old. Construction, by developers St Mod...

Sixty fire fighters tackle factory fire in Llwynypia, near Tonypandy

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  • September 24, 2013
More than 60 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at business units in the Rhondda. The fire is thought to involve a garage, a furniture business and four other businesses in a converted factory in Llwynypia near Tonypandy. Eight crews have been a...

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