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Derbyshire Fire says station closures are a 'last resort'

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  • February 15, 2014
Plans to shut 19 fire stations across Derbyshire and make firefighters redundant to save the fire authority money have been scrapped. The fire authority said it would instead approve new proposals to save the service money. The decision comes after 8...

Two women rescued from house fire in Barry

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  • February 15, 2014
Two women have been rescued from a fire in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan early on Wednesday. Emergency services were called just before 04:00 GMT after the fire broke out in the kitchen of the house in Westward Drive. Firefighters wearing breathing appara...

Gloucestershire fire service appoints Stewart Edgar as chief

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  • February 15, 2014
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service has appointed a new chief fire officer. Stewart Edgar will join the service on 24 February, taking over from Jon Hall who retired last month after four years in the post. Mr Edgar will move to England from the ...

Firefighter Nial Hamilton dies suddenly after tackling car fire in Lurgan

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  • February 15, 2014
A firefighter has died suddenly after he collapsed at the scene of a fire in Lurgan, County Armagh. Nial Hamilton was among firefighters called to deal with a burning car at Deeny Drive in the Kilwilkie estate shortly after 21:30 GMT on Monday. They ...

Plymouth to Truro train evacuated after smoke reported

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  • February 15, 2014
Passengers had to be evacuated from a train after some saw smoke "billowing through the carriages". Passengers travelling from Plymouth to Truro complained of a "burning smell" on the train, which was forced to stop in Liskeard at 10:15 GMT on Monday...

Val d'Isere: Ski chalet on fire in resort

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  • February 15, 2014
A chalet in the popular French ski resort of Val d'Isere had to be evacuated when a fire broke out. More than 200 people had to be moved away from the building, according to reports. Chris Tizzard, who is on holiday at the resort, said the building ...

Children rescued after fire at flats in Inverness

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  • February 15, 2014
Members of the public helped to rescue two children from a property in Inverness after a fire broke out in the stairwell of a block of flats. Firefighters arrived at the scene in Torvean Avenue as the youngsters were being helped to escape through a ...

Savannah port fire destroys 5,600 tons of rubber

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  • February 15, 2014
A fire has destroyed 5,600 tons of rubber at a warehouse in Savannah, Georgia. The blaze started at around 1130 EST (1630 GMT) on Saturday at the Port of Savannah's Ocean Terminal. However, drifting smoke caused problems away from the scene, as Rebe...

Woman's body found after Wallasey house fire

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  • February 15, 2014
A woman's body has been found after a house fire on Merseyside. Firefighters were called to Village Way, Wallasey, at 04:30 GMT after smoke alarms alerted neighbours. Three fire engines attended, with firefighters wearing breathing apparatus finding ...

Man dies in 'deliberate' house fire in Dudley

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  • February 15, 2014
A man in his 40s has died in a house fire in the West Midlands which police said was started deliberately. A 42-year-old woman and two boys, nine and 15, escaped from the fire which started in the house in Wood Street in Dudley at about 18:10 GMT on ...

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