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Morden mosque fire: 70 firefighters tackle blaze

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  • September 27, 2015
A large fire broke out at a mosque complex in south London. The blaze at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, which describes itself as the largest mosque in western Europe, was tackled by 70 firefighters. The London Fire Brigade said the fire was cont...

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks 47 on-call firefighters

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  • September 27, 2015
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service needs to recruit 47 part-time firefighters to staff more than 20 stations. A spokesman for the service said some stations deal with 200 calls a year and others as few as 15. Stations needing new recruits include Wigton...

M25 car transporter fire causes 'gridlock'

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  • September 27, 2015
The M25 was shut for two hours because of a fire in a car transporter that caused severe morning rush-hour delays. Traffic was affected in north London and Hertfordshire but the motorway had fully re-opened by midday. The fire started at about 07:30 ...

Vintage radio station Angel Radio damaged in fire

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  • September 27, 2015
A community radio station run by pensioners has gone off air after a fire broke out at its studios. Fire broke out at Angel Radio's studios in Havant, Hampshire shortly after 07:00 BST. Hampshire Fire and Rescue said three fire crews tackled the blaz...

Man killed in car fire after Beverley bypass crash

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  • September 27, 2015
A man has died after the car he was travelling in caught fire following a collision with a lorry. The crash, involving a Toyota Yaris and an HGV, happened at about 11:55 BST on the A1079 Beverley bypass. Humberside Police said the 86-year-old driver ...

Selby Salads factory fire: Boy, 14, arrested

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  • September 27, 2015
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a large fire at a salad factory in North Yorkshire. Dozens of firefighters were called to the blaze at Selby Salads in Camblesforth, close to Drax power station, on Sunday. North Yorkshire Police...

Plans to demolish Aston's Grade II listed fire station shelved

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  • September 27, 2015
A Grade II listed fire station at Aston in Birmingham will not be demolished, the local fire authority has said. West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority had claimed it needed a building suited to a "modern-day" fire service. Historic England rejected...

Woman jumps with baby from Slough house fire

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  • September 22, 2015
A woman holding her baby was forced to jump from the first floor window of her Slough house to escape a fire. Two women, a man, a teenage boy and the baby were taken to hospital after by jumping from the first floor of the house in Hatton Avenue in t...

Cheshire police and fire HQs plan to merge

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  • September 22, 2015
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has announced plans to sell off its base in Winsford and merge with the county's police headquarters. Some back office functions would be merged across both emergency services, according to a fire authority report. Ch...

Youths who attacked Belfast fire crew 'were on drugs', says firefighter

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  • September 22, 2015
A firefighter who was beaten with a bat as he and a colleague tried to extinguish a car fire has said he believes their attackers were on drugs. The attack happened on the New Lodge Road in north Belfast on 11 September. Noel McKee, who has been a fi...

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