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Arson arrest after Hemsworth flats fire

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  • April 12, 2015
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire in which a woman jumped to safety from a first floor window. The blaze, at a block of flats in Hemsworth, West Yorkshire, also saw five people rescued by fire crews using a ladder. A further ...

'Heroic' police officers rescue unconscious man from Chelsea flat fire

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  • April 12, 2015
Two officers from Scotland Yard have been called "heroic" after forcing their way into a burning building and rescuing an unconscious man. They were flagged down just before midnight on Saturday near the block of flats in Roland Gardens, Chelsea. Lon...

Major warehouse fire in Llangadog 'under control'

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  • April 12, 2015
A major fire which engulfed two warehouses is now under control and a road which closed has reopened, Carmarthenshire council said. Police shut the A4069 because of the fires at All Waste Services Ltd at the Old Sawmills, Llangadog, while the council...

Vandals attack Bathgate Fire Station attack

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  • April 12, 2015
Vandals who smashed fire station windows and damaged several vehicles while firefighters were out at an incident are being sought by police. The incident happened at Bathgate Fire Station in West Lothian at about 00:30 on Wednesday. A fire community ...

Dinnington house fire: Man's body found

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  • April 12, 2015
The body of a man has been found in a house fire in South Yorkshire. Fire and rescue crews went to the semi-detached property on Meadow Street in the Dinnington area of Rotherham at about 01:30 BST on Wednesday. South Yorkshire Police believe the man...

Lincolnshire fire service: Council backs crew cuts

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  • April 12, 2015
The number of firefighters on each crew in Lincolnshire will be reduced from five to four after cuts were approved by the county council. Lincolnshire's Chief Fire Officer Dave Ramscar said the move would have "no significant impact" on the service's...

West Midlands Fire and Rescue plans living wage rise

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  • April 12, 2015
The lowest paid staff at West Midlands Fire and Rescue are set for a rise in their salary with plans to introduce the living wage. It means 62 members of staff would see wages rise to £7.85 an hour, compared with the national minimum wage of £6.50 ...

Probe into death of woman in flat fire in Kirkcaldy

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  • April 12, 2015
A woman has died in a flat fire in Fife. Teresa MacTavish, 67, died in the blaze in Kinninmonth Street, Kirkcaldy. Emergency services were called to the fire at 01:51. They said the flat was heavily smoke-logged when they arrived at the scene. At lea...

Flat fire at Clyne Court, Swansea, caused by tumble dryer

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  • April 12, 2015
A woman was rescued and a man taken to hospital following a Swansea flat fire caused by a tumble dryer. The first floor flat at Clyne Court, Sketty, was "severely damaged" by the blaze which broke out just before 05:00 BST on Thursday. One floor of t...

Woman dies following Antrim house fire

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  • April 12, 2015
A woman in her 50s has died following a fire at a house in Antrim. The body of the woman was found at Tower Link in the town. Fire crews were called to the scene shortly after 18:00 BST on Monday. Police said they were investigating the circumstances...

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