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London Fire Brigade to charge for false alarms

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  • December 30, 2013
London Fire Brigade (LFB) is to charge businesses for call outs if they attend more than 10 false alarms in a 12-month period, from 1 January. During the last financial year the service was called to 403 locations more than 10 times, costing the brig...

Wilton UK Wood Recycling plant fire still burning after one week

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  • December 30, 2013
A major fire at a wood recycling plant on Teesside is still burning one week after the blaze broke out. The fire began on 23 December in a stack of wood at the UK Wood Recycling plant at the Wilton site near Redcar. Cleveland Fire Brigade is now tryi...

Teenage mother dies after being found on fire in street

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  • December 30, 2013
An 18-year-old mother has died after she was found on fire in a street in south-west London. Police and firefighters were called to a level crossing on West Barnes Lane, in Raynes Park, at 01:00 GMT on Sunday. Scotland Yard said the woman had a young...

Ferry fire on North Sea leads to two arrests

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  • December 30, 2013
Two men have been arrested after a fire on a North Sea ferry led to six people being airlifted to hospital. A 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of arson and a 28-year-old was arrested on suspicion of affray. RAF helicopters winched one passenger ...

Neighbours praised after fire in Mackey Street, Belfast

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  • December 30, 2013
Neighbours who rescued two people from a house fire in the Tiger's Bay area of north Belfast have been praised by the police and politicians. The fire - being treated as malicious - was discovered at a house in Mackey Street just after midnight on Su...

Woman and child saved from fire in Jersey by smoke alarm

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  • December 30, 2013
A smoke alarm saved the lives of a woman and a child when a fire broke out at their home in Jersey. The blaze in St John's started in the conservatory and spread to rest of the building. Paramedics treated an eight-year-old boy and his mother for smo...

Microwave wheat bag causes fire in Melrose sheltered housing

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  • December 30, 2013
Firefighters were called to a sheltered housing complex in the Borders after an overheated microwaveable wheat-filled bag led to a bedroom fire. The alarm was raised at Priorwood Court in Melrose at about 03:15. An elderly woman was treated at hospit...

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