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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...

Croft Street Community Centre damaged by fire

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  • September 24, 2013
A Lincoln community centre which had recently been renovated has been severely damaged by a fire. Firefighters were called to the Croft Street Community Centre at 06:45 BST on Sunday. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said the roof and main hall had been ...

Birmingham tower block evacuated after fire

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  • September 24, 2013
About 80 people were evacuated from a block of flats in Birmingham after a fire broke out in the early hours. Eight fire crews tackled the blaze on the sixth floor of the 20-storey Sapphire Tower in Aston, which started at about 02:00 BST. One man wa...

Dalkeith woman treated after trying to save birds from fire

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  • September 24, 2013
A Midlothian woman was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation after attempting to rescue birds from an aviary which had been set alight at the rear of her home. Eighteen birds were killed when the aviary was destroyed at Hill Place in Dalkeith. ...

Man, 19, charged with arson after Guernsey fire

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  • September 24, 2013
A 19-year-old man has been charged with arson following a fire in Guernsey. A car, a boat and the roof of a shed were severely damaged in the blaze which broke out at a vinery in Le Douit Lane in the Castel shortly after midnight on Saturday. Guernse...

Basildon estate's cladding gives 'no fire protection'

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  • September 24, 2013
A building inspector has criticised safety failings on an Essex housing estate hit by 10 fires in 10 years. Arnold Tarling, a fire safety expert, told BBC Inside Out East that cladding being installed by a council provided "no known fire protection"....

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