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Stonebroom fire evacuation children praised

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  • July 13, 2014
Children and staff from a school that caught fire have been praised for their actions. Fire broke out in the roof of Stonebroom Primary School, near Alfreton, on Thursday. One pupil told BBC Radio Derby: "It was a bit scary and we had to crawl along ...

Train fire halts services at Deganwy Railway Station

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  • July 13, 2014
Around 30 passengers were evacuated during a train fire at the railway station in Deganwy, Conwy. Two fire crews were called to deal with the blaze from a melted exhaust bracket on the train. Rail services in and out of the station were halted during...

Disabled woman dies in Peterborough flat fire

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  • July 13, 2014
A disabled woman has died in a blaze at a flat in Peterborough. It happened in Risby, North Bretton, about an hour and a half before members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) were due to end strike actionon Thursday afternoon. The woman, who was aged...

Camp Bestival campsite explosion victim to return to festival

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  • July 13, 2014
A woman who suffered burns to 28% of her body when a gas canister exploded at a music festival is to return to the event to thank those who helped her. Georgina Chalmers, 27, from Milton Keynes, was trying to cook lunch with a gas canister when it ...

Toxic smoke alert over Carlisle recycling centre fire

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  • July 13, 2014
People close to the site of a recycling centre fire in Carlisle have been warned about the risks of toxic smoke. The blaze broke out at the Cumbria Waste Management Centre on Kingmoor Road at about 16:00 BST on Thursday. Roads were closed and nearby ...

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters' hours could double

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  • July 13, 2014
Fourteen firefighters could see their weekly hours double, exceeding European time directives, under plans dubbed "Victorian" by the Fire Brigades Union. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is trying to find £1.1m savings from its £20m budget before...

Woman dies in North Ormesby house fire

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  • July 13, 2014
A woman has died in a house fire on Teesside, crews have said. The blaze started at a property in Warton Street in North Ormesby late on Wednesday night. A 50-year-old woman was rescued from the terraced property, but she was pronounced dead at the s...

Halifax barn blaze destroys 25 animals

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  • July 13, 2014
A large fire has ripped through a barn in Halifax, killing 25 farm animals. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said five fire engines were called to the blaze at Moor End Road, in Mount Tabor, earlier at about 10:15 BST. The service said animals ...

Two men treated after tenement blaze in Maryhill, Glasgow

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  • July 13, 2014
Two men have been treated for the effects of smoke inhalation after fire broke out at a flat in Glasgow. Three appliances were sent to the tenement block in Kirkhill Drive, Maryhill, after 999 calls were received at about 21:30 on Wednesday. Six fire...

Stroud aerospace factory fire prompts chemical fears

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  • July 13, 2014
There are fears chemicals could ignite at an aerospace firm's factory where a massive fire has erupted. The blaze broke out at Nu-Pro's factory in Stroud shortly after 20:00 BST. Nearby businesses have been evacuated and police have urged residents i...

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