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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...

Gloucestershire fire chiefs consider station closure

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  • October 9, 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...

Sheffield car crash fire kills man and injures girl

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  • October 9, 2015
A car has crashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing a man and leaving a 13-year-old girl with life-threatening injuries. The Vauxhall Astra crashed on Ellesmere Road in the Burngreave area of Sheffield at 03:40 BST on Saturday. The 21-year-o...

Milton Keynes flat fire death: Man charged with murder

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  • October 9, 2015
A man has been charged with murder after a death in a flat fire. The body of Ashley Gillard, 31, was found at Trevithick Court, Wolverton in Milton Keynes in June. Thomas White, 26, of Bibury Close, Wellingborough, who was charged in June with arson ...

East Belfast fire: Taxi staff help to evacuate burning flats after arson

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  • October 9, 2015
Taxi firm staff have helped dozens of people escape from a burning block of flats after the building was set alight in an overnight arson attack. A man has been arrested after the top floor of Dunlop House, on Woodstock Link, east Belfast, was destro...

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...

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