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Belfast: Neighbours tried to save elderly woman from house fire

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  • April 30, 2015
Neighbours tried "valiantly" to save an elderly woman from a house fire in Belfast, a chief fire officer has said. The fire at the woman's home, in Rosapenna Parade, was reported to police at about midday on Thursday. Neighbours tried to break into t...

Essex chief fire officer David Johnson suspended

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  • April 30, 2015
The chief fire officer for Essex has been suspended "pending an internal investigation". David Johnson has been on long-term leave since June, but had been due to return to work. The fire service and Essex Fire Authority have both refused to state th...

Luton lollipop man suspended for 'stopping fire engine'

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  • April 30, 2015
A lollipop man has been suspended after claims he stopped a fire engine on its way to a 999 call. An eyewitness said firefighters had to physically remove the man from a crossing outside a school in Luton, as he continued to help children cross. The ...

Fireman Jay Liptrot summonsed over Prestatyn house fire deaths

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  • April 30, 2015
A firefighter who owned the house in which five people died in an arson attack has been summonsed to appear in court in connection with manslaughter through gross negligence. Jay Brenton Liptrot, 43, was among the first on the scene of the blaze in P...

Burntwood house fire arson arrest

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  • April 30, 2015
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life following a fire in Staffordshire, police said. Staffordshire Police said a fire was started at the front of a house in Leafenden Avenue, Burntwood, at about 22:40 BST on Sund...

Fire Brigades Union concern at £1,250-a-day consultant cost

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  • April 30, 2015
"Major concerns" have been voiced after a fire service hired a £1,250-a-day consultant to review its "culture". Essex Fire Authority decided in a private meeting to hire a consultant to lead a review of claims of bullying and "intimidatory culture" ...

Spean Bridge hotel's commando memorabilia saved from fire

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  • April 30, 2015
A Lochaber hotel's collection of military memorabilia has been saved from a fire. Firefighters were called to the Spean Bridge Hotel in Spean Bridge at 15:30 on Tuesday. The blaze damaged the roof above a restaurant and caused smoke damage to several...

Woman critical after fire rescue at Edinburgh flats

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  • April 30, 2015
A woman is in a critical condition following a fire at her flat in Edinburgh. Emergency services were called to Granton Mains East at about 05:45. The woman was rescued from the blaze and given first aid until ambulance crews arrived and took her to ...

Hove town hall fire 'caused by solar panels'

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  • April 30, 2015
  A large fire at Hove Town Hall is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault in solar panels on the roof, the city council has said. The blaze produced a large column of black smoke that rose over Brighton and Hove. East Sussex Fire and R...

Fire at British embassy in the Hague: man detained

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  • April 30, 2015
There has been a fire at the UK embassy in The Hague in the Netherlands. News agency Associated Press (AP) said Dutch police had detained a 32-year-old man in connection with the blaze, which started at 05:30 BST. Firefighters told AP that no-one was...

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