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'Severe' fire at Wednesfield industrial unit

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  • February 8, 2015
Fire crews have been tackling a "severe" blaze at an industrial unit in Wednesfield, West Midlands Fire Service has said. Firefighters were called to the unit in Linthouse Lane during the early hours. The cause of the fire is not yet known. A West Mi...

Sunderland fire station: Protest over closure plan

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  • February 8, 2015
Opponents of plans to close Sunderland's city centre fire station have taken to the streets. The site is one of three which Tyne and Wear Fire Authority says have to go to save almost £9m from its budget. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has condemned ...

Mother and children flee Plymouth house fire

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  • February 8, 2015
A mother and four children escaped unharmed after fire tore through their Plymouth home. The mother, who is 30 weeks pregnant, was woken by the fire alarm at about 08:30 GMT and escaped with her children aged one, two, three and six. The father, who ...

Two led to safety from Edinburgh flat fire

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  • February 8, 2015
Firefighters have led two men to safety after a blaze broke out in the kitchen of a flat in Edinburgh. Crews were called to the flat in Brunswick Road just before 01:00 after a neighbour reported smoke coming from underneath a door. They helped the t...

Fire at Chard furniture warehouse Derham's Removals

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  • February 8, 2015
A furniture warehouse in a Somerset town has been badly damaged by fire.  Crews were called to Derham's Removals in East Street, Chard at 20:17 GMT on Thursday. A 200-metre cordon was set up as there were gas cylinders inside the premises. About 28 ...

Dowty fire: Gloucestershire factory 'severely damaged'

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  • February 5, 2015
A major fire has destroyed much of a factory in Gloucestershire. The blaze began at about midnight in the roof space of Dowty's production facility at Staverton, where propeller systems for aircraft are made.  Some 29 staff were evacuated and no-one...

Man dies in house fire in Aviemore

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  • February 5, 2015
A man has died in a house fire in Aviemore. The emergency services were alerted to the blaze in Strathspey Avenue at 08:34. Firefighters from Aviemore. Kingussie and Grantown on Spey tackled the fire and found the man's body inside the house.  Polic...

Derbyshire fire chief Sean Frayne cleared of 2006 rape

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  • February 5, 2015
Derbyshire's chief fire officer has been found not guilty of raping a woman in 2006. Sean Frayne denied the attack had taken place in a Derbyshire pub while his wife was in another room. The 48-year-old of Fixby, Huddersfield, said he had consensual ...

Ballyclare fire: Man dies after blaze at house

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  • February 3, 2015
The 22-year-old man who died following a fire at a house in Ballyclare, County Antrim, has been named locally as Brian Heaney. Firefighters were called to the house at Rashee Park shortly after 22:20 GMT on Sunday. It is believed the fire had started...

Ballyclare fire: Man dies after blaze at house

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  • February 2, 2015
A man in his 20s has died following a fire at a house in Ballyclare, County Antrim. The Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 22:24 GMT on Sunday to attend the property at Rashee Park. It is understood the man had already been pulled from the bu...

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