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Life-saving fire alarms in Cape Town

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  • September 22, 2015
Fires in Africa's informal settlements can be devastating. Because the shacks are so close together, a fire can quickly spread taking lives and damaging property. But now a team of inventors in Cape Town have invented a cheap, small fire alarm that d...

Dublin's Port Tunnel fire: Carriages re-opened

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  • September 22, 2015
The Port Tunnel in Dublin has re-opened following a morning rush hour truck fire. Dublin Fire Brigade said a truck heading north caught fire shortly after 07:00 local time, closing the tunnel in both directions. AA Roadwatch said the closure of the t...

Woman dies in fire at Red Lion Hotel, Dyserth

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  • September 22, 2015
An investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in a fire at a pub in Denbighshire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus found the woman's body at The Red Lion Hotel, Dyserth, on Friday, after the callout at 16:20 BST. A North W...

Hampshire Fire Service could replace fire engines with smaller vehicles

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  • September 17, 2015
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service could replace most of its fire engines with smaller vehicles manned by two firefighters in a bid to save money. Proposals put forward by the service could see up to 50 of the service's 76 fire engines replaced with a...

Leicester Central and Kibworth fire stations closure plan announced

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  • September 17, 2015
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue has announced plans to close two fire stations and make about 90 redundancies in a bid to save money. Under the proposals, Leicester Central and Kibworth fire stations would close to make up a shortfall of £3m. Nine fi...

Four people rescued from flats fire in Edinburgh

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  • September 17, 2015
Four people have been rescued from a fire in Edinburgh. The alarm was raised about 11:15 when a student called the emergency services to flats in Hope Park Crescent, Newington. The fire had started in the stairwell. Three people were treated by param...

Bangor fire: Sunlight sparked freak blaze at property

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  • September 17, 2015
A widower and his teenage son have been shocked to discover a fire that destroyed most of their home in Bangor, County Down, was probably caused by sunlight. Roger Shaw and his teenage son, Carlan, returned to find fire crews at their Gray's Hill fla...

Sudbury fire: Retained fire fighters pagers being investigated

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  • September 17, 2015
Only three of eight pagers for retained fire fighters went off when they were needed to tackle a blaze in Suffolk. An 18th Century building containing two businesses was destroyed in Sudbury on Sunday, with one woman rescued from an upstairs flat. Su...

Rushcliffe Arena fire: Two boys arrested on suspicion of arson

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  • September 17, 2015
Two boys aged 16 and 17 have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a blaze at a leisure centre undergoing a multi-million pound renovation. The fire broke out at the Rushcliffe Arena, which is closed for refurbishment, on Sunday afternoon. No...

Fire fighters injured after coming under attack in north Belfast

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  • September 17, 2015
Two fire fighters required hospital treatment after a group of youths attacked them with stones, pieces of metal and a baseball bat in north Belfast. They were responding to a call about a car which had been set on fire on the New Lodge Road on Frida...

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