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Peterhead fish factory blaze brought under control

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  • January 18, 2015
A fire which blazed for more than 10 hours ripping through a Peterhead fish factory has been brought under control. Crews battled fierce flames at the Northbay Pelagic site from about 15:00 on Saturday until 01:00 on Sunday. Nearby flats were evacuat...

Four people rescued from fire in kitchen in Trealaw

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  • January 18, 2015
Four people were rescued from a house fire in the Rhondda in the early hours of Sunday morning. Fire crews were called to a small fire in a ground floor kitchen of a two-storey house in Trealaw at 02:50 GMT. Four people were treated at the scene and ...

Protest over cuts to fire service in Lincolnshire

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  • January 18, 2015
Demonstrators gathered to protest about proposed cuts to the fire service in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has to save £1.23m, which equates to 6% of its annual budget, as part of county council cuts. The county's chief fire officer sai...

Channel Tunnel closed and services hit after lorry fire

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  • January 18, 2015
Passengers are facing severe disruption after the Channel Tunnel was closed following a fire on a lorry. Eurostar and Eurotunnel, which run trains through the tunnel, have cancelled all their services for Saturday. No-one was hurt in the fire, which ...

Woman hurt in 'cigarette' house fire in Greenock

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  • January 18, 2015
A woman has been treated by paramedics following a fire at a house in Greenock that is thought to have been caused by a dropped cigarette. Crews were called to the two-storey house, in the Inverclyde town's McNab Place, shortly before 07:00. They fou...

Isle of Wight and Hampshire fire services 'to work together'

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  • January 18, 2015
Plans for the Isle of Wight and Hampshire fire authorities to work closer together are to be discussed by councillors. Isle of Wight Council said a partnership with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) would provide "significant benefits" for Isl...

Woman dies after fire at Edinburgh's Western General

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  • January 18, 2015
A woman has died after a fire at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.  Crews were called to the scene after the blaze broke out in the Royal Victoria building at about 02:28. Firefighters helped move fourteen patients from the affected ward to...

Oxfordshire arson spree: Fire guts council building

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  • January 18, 2015
A huge fire engulfed council offices in Oxfordshire during a spate of suspected arson attacks involving gas canisters that badly damaged two other buildings. A man has been arrested over the three blazes, which also damaged a funeral parlour and a th...

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