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One injured and five rescued from Hull fire

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  • November 19, 2014
One person has been taken to hospital with serious injuries and five others were rescued from a burning building in Hull. Emergency services were called to Spring Bank just after 08:15 GMT.  Three staff members were rescued from Jack's News and two ...

Essex Fire Service inquiry into 'intimidation'

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  • November 19, 2014
An inquiry is being set up into claims of an "intimidatory culture" at Essex Fire Service. The Essex Fire Authority launched the "root and branch" investigation after recent incidents which "threatened the excellent, professional reputation" of the s...

Yorkswood Primary School children tested for poisoning after coach fire

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  • November 19, 2014
More than 50 school children have been tested for carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation after a coach fire. The children and several adults were on a school trip to Warwick Castle and on the M42 when the ambulance service was called at about...

London Fire Brigade response times increase across capital

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  • November 19, 2014
Fire brigade response times have increased in more than half of London's wards, figures have revealed.  London Fire Brigade (LFB) has to respond within six minutes and said its response times were "on target". But Labour's London Assembly members sa...

Antrim fire: Two rescued as blaze spreads to houses

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  • November 19, 2014
Firefighters have rescued two people from a house fire in Antrim.  The fire spread from a car to two houses at Bleerick Drive at about 03:25 GMT on Thursday.  Two adults were brought to safety from one house, while in the adjoining house, a neighbo...

Cattle rescued from shed fire at farm near Blairgowrie

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  • November 19, 2014
Cattle had to be rescued after a fire broke out in a farm shed near Blairgowrie. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze at Wester Drumlochy Farm at about 06:40, and arrived to find the shed well alight. The cows were safely removed and crews used two...

Woman serious after chalet fire in Fife

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  • November 19, 2014
A woman is in a serious condition in hospital with arm and chest burns following a fire at a travellers site in Fife. A 50-year-old was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy after a fire broke out in a chalet in Kelty at 10:50 on Monday. She has no...

Keighley fire engine attack: Four men arrested

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  • November 19, 2014
Four men have been arrested after a fire engine had its windscreen smashed in Keighley, West Yorkshire, on Bonfire Night. Firefighters had to flee during the attack just before 22:00 GMT on Belgrave Road. Two 20-year-olds, a 19-year-old and a 23-year...

Police name 91-year-old Stranraer fire victim

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  • November 11, 2014
Police have identified a 91-year-old man who died in hospital after a house fire in Stranraer on Saturday evening. Norman Fidler was rescued from the blaze at Ryanview Crescent at about 19:45. He was taken to hospital in Stranraer but died later.  A...

Man dies in hospital after house fire

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  • November 11, 2014
A man has died in hospital after being rescued from a house fire in Stranraer. The emergency services were called to the town's Ryan View at about 19:45 on Saturday. A man was taken to hospital in Stranraer but died later. His name has not yet been r...

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