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Safety warnings after carbon monoxide poisonings

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  • November 9, 2013
Cornish people need to be more aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, the fire service has said after two serious incidents in one day. After one of the incidents, in Camborne on Monday, people needed hospital treatment, Cornwall Fire Ser...

Tenterden shop fire owners undefeated by fire

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  • November 9, 2013
The owners of one of the oldest-family run businesses in Kent have said a fire which gutted one of their shops will not stop them from reopening. The blaze at Webbs kitchen store in Tenterden High Street broke out in the roof space of the timber-fram...

Pyrotechnics blast at Paris musical injures 15

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  • November 9, 2013
A pyrotechnics blast at a Paris arena has injured 15 people, five seriously, just hours before the start of a musical about the French Revolution. The large Palais des Sports venue in the south-west of the city was preparing to stage a production of ...

Nine people rescued from tenement fire in Govan

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  • November 9, 2013
Nine people have been rescued from a fire at a block of tenement flats in the Govan area of Glasgow. Crews were called to the four-storey block in Uist Street shortly before 11:00 on Friday. Firefighters in breathing apparatus led the nine people to ...

Man dies in house fire in Rathfriland, County Down

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  • November 9, 2013
A man has died after a fire in the bedroom of a house in Rathfriland, County Down. The fire at Islandmoyle Road, off the Cabra Road, was reported at 11:50 GMT on Friday. A Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Firefighters ente...

Fireman Michael MacDonald jailed for violent Aberdeen attack

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  • November 9, 2013
A long-serving fireman who left a man permanently disfigured in a violent, alcohol-fuelled assault has been jailed for 18 months. Crew manager Michael MacDonald, 43, got involved in fight with brothers Alexander and Peter Johnston outside the Snugger...

Cambridgeshire fire deputy pension offer angers union

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  • November 9, 2013
The firefighters' union has reacted angrily to the news a second senior officer has been offered the chance to retire, claim his pension lump sum and then return to work in Cambridgeshire. Last month Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service chief Graha...

'Spontaneous combustion' cause of Derry waste plant fire

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  • November 9, 2013
A firefighter, who helped deal with a blaze that broke out at a waste recycling plant in Londonderry on Friday morning, has described it as a case of "spontaneous combustion". Around 25 firefighters worked to bring the fire at Brickkiln, on the Maydo...

Harrogate Hospital acid scare prompts evacuation

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  • November 9, 2013
About 100 outpatients, visitors and staff were evacuated from a hospital in North Yorkshire due to an acid spill. Firefighters wearing gas-tight suits were sent into Harrogate Hospital to tackle fumes caused by the spill in the endoscopy unit at abou...

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