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Fire engines in Scotland 'regularly' unstaffed, claims Fire Brigades Union

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  • December 3, 2015
Fire engines are regularly unstaffed in some areas of Scotland because of an increasing pressure on budgets, the Fire Brigades Union has claimed. Its Scottish secretary Stephen Thomson told the BBC that a lack of cover meant appliances in the Grampia...

Lichfield substation fire leaves 25,000 homes without power

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  • December 3, 2015
A large fire at an electrical substation caused the loss of power to up to 25,000 homes in Staffordshire. Several fire appliances were sent to the site, behind a petrol station in Eastern Avenue in Lichfield, at about 20:50 GMT on Wednesday. Western ...

Woman dies in Edinburgh Ferry Road early-morning fire

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  • December 3, 2015
A woman has died in a fire at a flat in Edinburgh. Firefighters were called to the ground-floor property on Ferry Road just after 01:00. They removed the women from the flat and she was taken away by ambulance, but was pronounced dead a short time la...

Wirral 'intense' house fire death couple named

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  • December 3, 2015
An elderly couple who died after a fire at a house in Merseyside have been named. The body of Robert Watson, 85, was found inside the property in James Street, Wirral and Enid Watson, 84, was rescued but died in hospital. Two police officers tried to...

Maltby to get merged police and fire station

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  • December 3, 2015
A joint police and fire station has been approved for a South Yorkshire town in a bid to save money. Maltby fire station is to close and the police station modified for fire vehicles and staff under plans approved by Rotherham Council. Beverley Sandy...

Kent fire service could have to save 'at least £8m'

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  • December 3, 2015
Kent's fire service will have to make savings of at least £8m over the next four years to balance the books, it has been revealed. Chief Fire Officer Anne Millington said that was the "likely scenario" but there would be no firefighter redundancies ...

Cavan town: Woman found dead after house fire

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  • December 3, 2015
A woman in her 70s has been found dead after a house fire in Cavan town. The fire, at Church Street in the town, was reported by neighbours at 14:15 local time. The woman's body was discovered in the house by emergency services. Her name has not yet ...

Large fire breaks out in Newcastle city centre shop

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  • December 3, 2015
Buildings have been evacuated and roads closed because of a large fire in Newcastle city centre. The blaze broke out in the Kard Bar poster and print shop. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said it could not confirm whether anyone was still insid...

Newcastle Kard Bar fire: One feared dead after five-hour blaze

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  • December 3, 2015
One person is feared dead after a large blaze in Newcastle city centre which took fire crews more than five hours to bring under control. Emergency services said someone might have been trapped on the upper floors of the Kard Bar poster and print sho...

Dozens of firefighters at house fire in Sutton Coldfield

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  • December 3, 2015
More than 40 firefighters have tackled a fire which destroyed a house in the West Midlands. Nine fire engines were sent to Ladywood Road in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, at about 23:20 GMT on Sunday. West Midlands Fire Service said the derelict proper...

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