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South Yorkshire fire chiefs to repay strike cash

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  • December 24, 2015
Senior fire officers have agreed to pay back about £27,000 in overtime payments made during the 2013 fire strikes. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) paid chief fire officer Jamie Courtney £14,390 and assistant chief fire officer John Roberts ...

Saudi Arabia hospital fire: 25 killed and over 100 injured

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  • December 24, 2015
An overnight fire at a hospital in southern Saudi Arabia has killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100 others, officials said. The blaze broke out in the intensive care and maternity departments of the Jazan General Hospital, the Civil Defe...

Body found after fire at workshop in Rhyl

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  • December 24, 2015
A body has been found by firefighters tackling a blaze at a workshop in Denbighshire. Crews were called to the building in Vale Road, Rhyl, at about 17:00 GMT on Wednesday. Eleven neighbouring properties were evacuated and residents were moved to Rhy...

Kendal fire leaves one man dead and another injured

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  • December 24, 2015
A man has died and another is in hospital following a fire at a block of flats in Cumbria. The man, thought to be in his 20s, was carried out of the flat by firefighters but died at the scene in Kendal. Emergency services were called to the blaze on ...

Sao Paulo fire wrecks historic railway station

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  • December 24, 2015
A fire in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo has destroyed parts of a historic 19th Century railway station housing a popular museum. The museum, which documents the history of the Portuguese language, was severely damaged. The blaze destroyed the roof ...

One dead following former Lincoln Co-Op fire

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  • December 24, 2015
One person has died in a fire on the site of a former Co-op supermarket building in Lincolnshire. The blaze broke out at the property, which has a flat above, in De Wint Avenue, Lincoln, just before 16:30 GMT on Monday. Lincolnshire Police said the i...

Fire crews to treat casualties before paramedics arrive

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  • December 24, 2015
Firefighters will be sent to treat people at the scene of accidents before paramedics arrive, in a pilot scheme. At present, fire crews administer basic medical care as and when it is needed. Under the new plan, launched on Tuesday, crews will get ad...

Major fire breaks out at Arnold Clark in Aberdeen

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  • December 24, 2015
About 80 people had to be moved to a community centre in Aberdeen due to a major fire at a car service centre. Six people were treated for smoke inhalation - with one of them taken to hospital - after the fire at Arnold Clark on Girdleness Road in To...

Fire at Stockton warehouse storing Syria aid 'suspicious'

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  • December 24, 2015
A blaze at a charity warehouse storing donations set for Syria is being treated as suspicious. The warehouse at Task Industrial Estate, Stockton, was being used by the group One Ummah, which was due to send aid to Syria on Wednesday. Seven fire engin...

Humberside fire service plans would 'increase risk to public'

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  • December 24, 2015
Plans to cut the number of Humberside Fire and Rescue engines will "increase risk to the public and firefighters" according to the Fire Brigades Union. Plans are to merge two stations and axe a fire engine in Immingham, in North East Lincolnshire, an...

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