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Lincolnshire fire ambulance project prompts union fears

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  • January 23, 2015
A union has called for more safeguards in a project where fire crews respond to medical emergencies in ambulances. The Joint Ambulance Conveyance Project (JACP), which began in September, has seen crews at three Lincolnshire fire stations called ou...

Huge fire razes New Jersey block of flats

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  • January 23, 2015
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a giant fire that destroyed an apartment building in New Jersey. Edgewater Fire Chief Tom Jacobson said the fire started on the ground floor and quickly spread through the building on the Hudson River. ...

Haverfordwest hotel fire under investigation by police

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  • January 23, 2015
A fire at a newly-opened Pembrokeshire hotel is being investigated by police. Guests were evacuated from the Premier Inn in Haverfordwest due to a fire outside the building at 06:26 GMT on Sunday Specialist officers from Dyfed-Powys Police are invest...

Channel Tunnel closed and services hit after lorry fire

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  • January 23, 2015
Passengers are facing severe disruption after the Channel Tunnel was closed following a fire on a lorry. Eurostar and Eurotunnel, which run trains through the tunnel, have cancelled all their services for Saturday. No-one was hurt in the fire, which ...

Man dies after east London flat fire

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  • January 23, 2015
A man has died after a flat fire in east London. Firefighters were called to the property on Selwyn Road in Plaistow, Newham just before 22:00 GMT on Saturday. The man was rescued from a flat on the first floor and taken to hospital by London Ambulan...

Peterhead fish factory blaze brought under control

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  • January 18, 2015
A fire which blazed for more than 10 hours ripping through a Peterhead fish factory has been brought under control. Crews battled fierce flames at the Northbay Pelagic site from about 15:00 on Saturday until 01:00 on Sunday. Nearby flats were evacuat...

Four people rescued from fire in kitchen in Trealaw

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  • January 18, 2015
Four people were rescued from a house fire in the Rhondda in the early hours of Sunday morning. Fire crews were called to a small fire in a ground floor kitchen of a two-storey house in Trealaw at 02:50 GMT. Four people were treated at the scene and ...

Protest over cuts to fire service in Lincolnshire

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  • January 18, 2015
Demonstrators gathered to protest about proposed cuts to the fire service in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has to save £1.23m, which equates to 6% of its annual budget, as part of county council cuts. The county's chief fire officer sai...

Channel Tunnel closed and services hit after lorry fire

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  • January 18, 2015
Passengers are facing severe disruption after the Channel Tunnel was closed following a fire on a lorry. Eurostar and Eurotunnel, which run trains through the tunnel, have cancelled all their services for Saturday. No-one was hurt in the fire, which ...

Woman hurt in 'cigarette' house fire in Greenock

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  • January 18, 2015
A woman has been treated by paramedics following a fire at a house in Greenock that is thought to have been caused by a dropped cigarette. Crews were called to the two-storey house, in the Inverclyde town's McNab Place, shortly before 07:00. They fou...