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Two rescued after Stonehaven care home fire

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  • October 9, 2015
Two residents of an Aberdeenshire care home have been rescued following a fire. Four other residents were led to safety from the third floor of Clashfarquhar House in Stonehaven on Thursday morning. More than 20 firefighters from the Scottish Fire an...

Indonesia's Joko Widodo seeks forest fire help

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  • October 9, 2015
Indonesia's president has asked for international assistance to put out forest fires that have sent a thick haze over the region. After refusing offers of help from Singapore, Joko Widodo said he had now accepted. He said he also wanted help from Rus...

West Yorkshire's oldest operational fire station closes

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  • October 9, 2015
West Yorkshire's oldest operational fire station has closed its doors for the last time. Gipton fire station, which opened in east Leeds in 1937, is among 10 in the county being axed as part of cost-cutting measures. Its closure was approved along wi...

Action over fire on Dover-bound Channel ferry criticised

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  • October 9, 2015
Action to put out a fire on board a cross-Channel ferry carrying 315 passengers was not fully co-ordinated, an accident report has said. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) found shortcomings in how the blaze was dealt with on a DFDS Seaw...

Woman dies in Marlborough town centre flat fire

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  • October 9, 2015
A woman thought to be in her thirties has died in a fire at a flat in the centre of Marlborough, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has said. Crews were called to the first floor flat in Angel Yard at 13:00 BST on Monday after smoke was seen coming fr...

Trawlermen rescued from boat fire off Fraserburgh

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  • October 9, 2015
Five trawlermen have been rescued by the crew of another fishing boat after their vessel caught fire off the Aberdeenshire coast. The alarm was raised at about 13:00 on Sunday after the Karinya got into difficultly 20 miles from Fraserburgh. A rescue...

Spelthorne council leader Robert Watts dies in fire

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  • October 9, 2015
The leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, Robert Watts, has died in a fire at his home in Surrey. Fire crews from four stations were sent to Bruce Avenue, in Shepperton, at about 00:30 BST after the blaze broke out in the kitchen of the bungalow. Mr ...

Splash Magic fire: Boy arrested on arson charge

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  • October 9, 2015
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at the Splash Magic leisure centre in Wrexham county. Firefighters were called to the sports centre in Acrefair at about 20:00 BST on Sunday. The main sports hall at the venue...

Fire at Wickford industrial unit tackled by 40 firefighters

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  • October 9, 2015
About 40 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at an industrial unit in Essex. The fire broke out in Arterial Road, Wickford, at about 15:50 BST. The 25m x 30m unit was "well alight" when crews arrived, Essex Fire and Rescue Service said. An aerial...

Meet Pakistan's first female fire fighter

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  • October 9, 2015
A young woman is breaking taboos in Pakistan by being the country's only female fire fighter. It is a highly unusual job in a conservative country where millions of women still struggle for basic rights like health care and education - at least three...

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