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Wrexham fire and ambulance station to get £8m

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  • June 6, 2014
Fire and ambulance crews in Wrexham look set to share a new £15m station after the project won financial backing from the Welsh government. It will give £8.4m to help fund the 999 base near Wrexham Maelor Hospital. The centre will replace the agein...

London skyscraper the Shard evacuated after smoke alert

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  • June 6, 2014
About 900 people were evacuated from London skyscraper the Shard as firefighters investigated reports of smoke in the basement. Seven fire engines and 50 firefighters were sent to the building - the tallest in western Europe - at 10:30 BST. London Fi...

Crew rescued after pilot boat catches fire in the Tay

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  • June 6, 2014
Two men were rescued from a pilot boat after it caught fire while guiding a tanker up the Tay. A fire broke out in the engine of the Taybird as it was passing Carnoustie on its way to the North Sea with the 118m Swedish tanker ship Pandion at about 0...

Derbyshire fire chief Sean Frayne denies rape

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  • June 6, 2014
Derbyshire's chief fire officer has pleaded not guilty to a charge of raping a woman. Sean Frayne, who has been suspended from his post with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, is charged with one count of rape. The 48-year-old, who lives in Etwall, ...

Fire crews called to fire on HMS Queen Elizabeth

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  • June 6, 2014
Fire fighters have been called to a fire on board the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier being built at Rosyth. Fire Scotland confirmed that six appliances were sent to the docks at about 06:37. It is believed that a small fire had started in one...

Memories of deadly 2009 nursery fire haunt Mexico

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  • June 6, 2014
ABC. The first few letters Mexican children learn to recite at the start of their faltering steps into reading and writing. Three symbols present on nursery walls across the country. Yet in the city of Hermosillo in the state of Sonora, those letters...

Smoking warning after three house fire deaths

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  • June 6, 2014
The Fire and Rescue Service has warned of the dangers of smoking in the home following three deaths in separate accidental house fires in recent days. In at least two of the incidents, smoking materials may have contributed, according to the fire ser...

Explosion and fire at Dutch Shell chemical plant

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  • June 6, 2014
A fire triggered by an explosion at a Shell chemical plant in the Netherlands has been brought under control. Television footage showed flames and smoke pouring from the plant in Moerdijk, south of Rotterdam. Fire crews managed to extinguish the blaz...

Teenage driver trapped under car on cliff edge

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  • June 6, 2014
A teenager became trapped under his car close to a cliff edge after his vehicle left a coastal road near Weston-super-Mare. The car left the Kewstoke Toll Road and crossed an area of scrubland before stopping close to a 40ft (12m) drop. The 18-year-o...

Firefighter jobs at risk in West Sussex amid budget cuts

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  • June 6, 2014
The number of firefighters in West Sussex could be cut under draft plans to save £1.6m in the year 2015-16. How fire engines are crewed and staff shift patterns could also be altered, but all fire stations would stay open. West Sussex Fire and Rescu...

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