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Dorset and Wiltshire fire authorities merger approved

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  • March 6, 2015
A merger between the Wiltshire and Swindon fire authority and its Dorset counterpart has been formally approved by the government. Fire officials believe the move will help to protect frontline services. The new authority will come into being on 1 Ap...

Lichfield fire engine could go amid fire service budget cuts

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  • March 6, 2015
Lichfield could lose one of its two fire engines and see firefighter shift times reduced by an hour in an attempt to save money. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has saved £4m since 2010 and must cut a further £5.7m over the next five years. C...

Electric arc 'probably caused' Eurotunnel lorry fire

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  • March 6, 2015
An electric arc between an overhead power line and a Eurotunnel shuttle train probably caused a fire that shut the tunnel, investigators have said. The fire, which destroyed two lorries, took hold on 17 January at 12:00 GMT. The fire led to the closu...

Eaglescliffe chemical fire: Factory blaze burns through afternoon

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  • March 6, 2015
A major blaze at a chemical company saw plumes of black smoke sent into the air near houses. The blaze at Melbray Chemicals in Eaglescliffe, Cleveland, which broke out at about 13:00, was extinguished by the evening. The Durham Lane industrial estate...

Baby suffers critical injuries in Hailsham nail bar fire

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  • March 6, 2015
A five-month-old baby has suffered "life-changing injuries" in a fire at a nail salon in East Sussex . The boy and a man and woman, all thought to be related, were seriously hurt in the blaze at Hollywood Nails, Hailsham, at 17:20 GMT on Wednesday. S...

No-one hurt in fire at Silverburn Shopping Centre

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  • March 6, 2015
No-one has been hurt following a fire at the Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow. The fire broke out in the kitchen of the Prezzo restaurant on the ground floor of the Pollok complex. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) were alerted to the ...

Woman dies in 'severe' house fire in Barrow, Clitheroe

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  • March 6, 2015
A woman has died in a "severe" fire at a barn conversion in the Ribble Valley. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) said the blaze started at the detached property on Whalley Road, Barrow, Clitheroe at about 05:20 GMT. Police said a man escaped ...

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