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Gloucestershire fire chiefs consider station closure

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  • October 2, 2015
Proposals to close Painswick fire station and downgrade Cirencester are being considered by Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service. Under the plans, Cirencester would use on-call, retained firefighters while Painswick would close and emergency cover...

Stretford fire death rescuers sought

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  • October 2, 2015
Two people who tried to smash through a door with a fire extinguisher to rescue a man trapped in a flat blaze in Greater Manchester are being sought. The flames and smoke "were too much" for the man and woman and they were unable to save the 71-year-...

House fire after e-cigarette left charging in Bangor

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  • October 2, 2015
An overheated electronic cigarette left on charge caused a house fire in Bangor. Three crews were called to Ffriddoedd Road at about 18:00 BST yesterday, after an e-cigarette is thought to have ignited on a bed. Two of the five students living at the...

Blitz heroine Betty Dennis honoured by fire service

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  • October 2, 2015
Betty Dennis has been honoured for carrying vital communications through the streets of London while bombs fell during World War Two. Mrs Dennis, who lives in Aylesford, was recognised by Kent Fire and Rescue Service for the role she played as a teen...

Longboat Quay: Residents face 4m euro bill over fire safety failings

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  • October 2, 2015
Residents in an Irish apartment complex are facing a 4m euro (£2.95m) bill or possible evacuation over fire safety failings in their building. About 900 people live in 300 apartments in the Longboat Quay complex in Dublin's docklands. It was built b...

Plymouth man caught fire after being Tasered

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  • October 2, 2015
A petrol-soaked man died after catching fire when he was shot with a Taser by a police officer, an inquest has heard. Andrew Pimlott, 32, was holding a match when a police officer fired the electric stun gun at him in Plymouth, Devon in April 2013. A...

Bishop's Stortford College pupils flee boarding house fire

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  • October 2, 2015
Sixty-four pupils and staff had to be evacuated from a boarding house during a fire at Hertfordshire school. About 40 firefighters were called to Bishop's Stortford College on Maze Green Road at 03:00 BST. A school spokeswoman confirmed the roof of R...

Hong Kong boat fire leaves five injured

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  • October 2, 2015
At least five people are reported to have been injured in a fire on board a boat in a Hong Kong harbour. A number of explosions were heard as the fire spread through the boat. Members of the public filmed the scene at the Shau Kei Wan typhoon shelter...

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