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Fire crews in Dawlish controlled landslip operation

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  • March 15, 2014
Fire crews are pumping sea water on to the cliff at Dawlish to bring down 350,000 tonnes of potentially unstable rock and soil in a controlled landslip. Network Rail called in firefighters to prevent a "catastrophic" collapse that could have posed a ...

Protest march over cuts to Humberside fire service

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  • March 15, 2014
Firefighters and members of the public have marched through Grimsby over plans to merge two fire stations in the town. The Cromwell Road and Peaks Lane stations will merge next month with the loss of one fire engine, as part of £2.5m of budget savin...

Derby fire: Assembly Rooms car park blaze 'accidental'

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  • March 15, 2014
A multi-storey car park blaze that closed off parts of Derby city centre is thought to have started accidentally. The police and fire service are jointly investigating the cause of the Assembly Rooms car park fire, which broke out shortly after 17:30...

US nuclear site fire 'was preventable'

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  • March 15, 2014
Maintenance and safety lapses were at the root of a lorry fire that shut down the only US underground nuclear waste repository in February, a report says. The report also cited problems with emergency response and oversight at the Waste Isolation Pil...

Derby fire: Firefighters tackle Assembly Rooms car park blaze

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  • March 15, 2014
A large fire at a multi-storey car park closed off parts of Derby city centre. The blaze started on the top floor of the car park of the city's live venue, the Assembly Rooms, shortly after 17:30 GMT. By 21:40 GMT Derbyshire Fire Service said it was ...

Irvine house fire 'was attempted murder'

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  • March 15, 2014
Police are treating a fire that has left a woman in hospital as attempted murder. Emergency services were called to the blaze in Seaton Terrace in Irvine, North Ayrshire, at about 02:00. A 49-year-old woman who was in the house was treated for smoke ...

Leicester fire deaths: Three men deny murder charges

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  • March 15, 2014
Three men have denied starting a fire at a Leicester house which killed a mother and her three children. Shehnila Taufiq, 47, and her children Zainab, 19, Bilal, 17, and Jamil, 15, died in the fire in Wood Hill. Kemo Porter, 18, Aaron Webb, 20 and Na...

Killough: Painter rescued after getting stuck halfway up lighthouse

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  • March 15, 2014
A man has been taken to hospital after he got stuck halfway up the outside of a lighthouse in County Down. The 50-year-old man had been painting the St Johns Point lighthouse near Killough and was suspended about 50ft (15m) above the ground. He was r...

Twelve people escape Prestwick house fire

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  • March 15, 2014
Two people have been rescued and 10 others led to safety after fire swept through three homes in a detached property in South Ayrshire. Fire crews were called to the three-storey building in Marina Road, Prestwick, at about 02:00 on Friday. Two peopl...

Rescue efforts continue at New York City blast site

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  • March 15, 2014
Rescue operations are continuing two days after a gas leak blast demolished two buildings in East Harlem, New York City, killing eight people. With one person still unaccounted for, authorities are searching the rubble for survivors at the scene. Tel...

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