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Belfast fire bomb: Man burst into flames in shop

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  • December 17, 2013
A man, believed to be a fire bomber, burst into flames in a shop in Belfast city centre on Monday night. He ran off with his clothes on fire through shoppers in the Cornmarket area. Police said he had injuries to his head and shoulders. Fire bombs or...

'Arsonists' torch fifty cars in Smethwick scrapyard fire

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  • December 17, 2013
Arsonists caused a fifty car fire overnight at a West Midlands scrapyard, police believe. Four crews from West Midlands Fire Service pumped water from a nearby canal to help fight the fire at Spon Lane Salvage, in Smethwick. Smoke slowed traffic alon...

Hafod Y Green care home fire inquiries get under way

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  • December 17, 2013
A fire investigation team will begin work at care home in Denbighshire where a blaze broke out on Monday evening. Hafod Y Green, in Trefnant, near Denbigh, was evacuated after a fire was reported on the third floor shortly after 17:30 GMT. No-one was...

Man from Barry rescued after fire breaks out in kitchen

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  • December 17, 2013
A man has been rescued after a fire broke out in a flat. South Wales Fire and Rescue said the blaze in the three-storey building on Holton Road, Barry, started at around 02:25 GMT on Tuesday. It is thought the fire started in the kitchen and filled t...

Trefnant nursing home blaze tackled by six fire crews

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  • December 17, 2013
A nursing home in Denbighshire has been evacuated of more than 50 residents and staff after a fire broke out. Six fire crews were called to the home at Trefnant, near Denbigh, shortly after 17:30 GMT on Monday. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service sai...

Mid and West Wales Fire Authority agrees to £1.2m cuts

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  • December 17, 2013
No fire stations will close despite an agreement to cut £1.2m from the Mid and West Wales Fire Service's budget in the next financial year. Members of the authority agreed that cuts have to be made due to a drop in the levy collected from the six co...

Firefighters plan fresh strikes in pension dispute

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  • December 17, 2013
Fire Brigades Union members in England and Wales are to strike on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and 3 January in an ongoing row over pensions. Ministers plan to raise firefighters' retirement age from 55 to 60 and increase their pension contributions...

Norfolk surge: Firefighters from across England volunteer to help

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  • December 17, 2013
Firefighters from across England have joined residents of a Norfolk village hit by a tidal surge 10 days ago to clear up debris and make homes safe. Crews from London, Surrey and Kent are working with Norfolk firefighters and residents in Walcott. Ma...

Blaze in Pollok, Glasgow, tackled by 40 firefighters

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  • December 17, 2013
About 40 firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at a two-storey building in Glasgow's south side on Sunday. Crews were called to the scene in Ladymuir Crescent, Pollok, following a 999 call just before 22:00. They found fire throughout the roof s...

Man died in north London blaze during firefighters' strike

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  • December 17, 2013
A man has died in a blaze in north London that broke out as firefighters took strike action over pensions. Crews were called to a ground-floor flat in Oakfield Road, Hornsey, just before 22:00 GMT on Saturday. About a dozen firefighters tackled the b...

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