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Council votes for Spelthorne fire service cuts

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  • February 5, 2014
Plans to cut fire services in Surrey have been approved by the county council's cabinet. Surrey Fire and Rescue Authority put forward plans for Spelthorneborough to have one fire engine at one fire station instead of two engines at two stations, und...

Walsall crews tackle severe fire at battery warehouse

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  • February 5, 2014
Fifty firefighters are tackling a "severe" fire on an industrial site near Walsall. The blaze, at G and P Batteries Ltd in Darlaston, is believed to be in a warehouse storing lithium batteries, the fire service said. Ten fire engines were sent to the...

Llandow fire lasting two weeks was accident, fire service finds

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  • February 5, 2014
A huge blaze at a Vale of Glamorgan industrial estate that burned for more than two weeks started accidentally, investigators say. The fire at Siteserv on the Vale Business Park in Llandow could be seen across the Bristol channel when it broke out on...

Ironbridge Power Station fire tackled

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  • February 5, 2014
Fifty firefighters have tackled a blaze in a turbine hall at a power station. Crews called to the site in Ironbridge, Shropshire, waited more than an hour to begin tackling the fire with water while the electricity generating turbines were isolated. ...

Atherstone-on-Stour fire 'must never be repeated'

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  • February 5, 2014
Officers, authorities and "all four governments in the UK" must learn from a blaze that killed four firefighters in 2007, a union chief has said. Ian Reid, John Averis, Ashley Stephens and Darren Yates-Badley died after entering a burning warehouse i...

India bus crash kills 10 in Maharashtra

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  • February 5, 2014
At least 10 people have been killed after the bus they were travelling in overturned in India's western state of Maharashtra, media reports say. The bus was travelling on a road connecting Pune and Satara when it was hit from behind by a container tr...

Graham Stagg retirement: Policies 'followed correctly'

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  • February 5, 2014
Employment policies that allowed Cambridgeshire's chief fire officer to return to his old job only a month after retiring were "followed correctly", the fire service has said. Fire minister Brandon Lewis criticised the "re-engagement" of Graham Stagg...

Northampton pool chemical leak school evacuated

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  • February 5, 2014
A special school in Northampton had to be evacuated and two members of staff had to go to hospital after a swimming pool chemical leak. Fire crews and police were called to Greenfields School and Sports College and 80 students and 70 staff were led t...

New animal rescue vehicle introduced in Hampshire

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  • February 5, 2014
A new specialist vehicle is being introduced to deal with animal rescues in northern Hampshire. The Basingstoke-based appliance can deal with incidents such as road accidents involving livestock. Hampshire Fire and Rescue (HFRS) said it dealt with at...

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