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Essex fire chief's new planning role boosts pay by £28,000

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  • July 5, 2011
The Essex fire chief is to be paid an extra £28,000 on top of his £148,000 salary to take on the additional role of county emergency planning officer. Last year chief fire officer David Johnson was paid £19,000 for carrying out the sam...

Ineos fined over Grangemouth refinery oil spill

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  • July 5, 2011
The owners of Grangemouth refinery have been fined £100,000 over a spill of highly flammable oil. Ineos pleaded guilty at Falkirk Sheriff Court to the safety breach three years ago. In the incident, a pipeline became pressurised and sprayed crud...

Evacuation follows Hastings Greggs bakery blaze

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  • July 5, 2011
Ten people had to be evacuated from their homes when a bakery fire spread to two other buildings in an East Sussex town. Fire crews were called to the shop in Russell Street, Hastings, at about 0330 BST on Tuesday. About 30 firefighters spent three h...

Cameroon petrol smugglers die in Dembo explosion

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  • July 5, 2011
Six petrol smugglers in Cameroon have died after a truck loaded with illegal fuel exploded in the northern town of Dembo, which borders Nigeria. The fire happened at 2200 local time (2100 GMT) just after the vehicle had crossed over the border. An ey...

Dundee fatal house fire victim named as George Martin

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  • July 5, 2011
An 82-year-old man who died in a fire at his Dundee home in the early hours of Monday morning has been named by police. George Martin was found in the first floor bedroom of his house in Mains Loan by firefighters. He was treated by ambulance staff, ...

Boy, 14, dies after river fall near Carmarthen

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  • July 5, 2011
A 14-year-old boy has died after falling into a river near Carmarthen. Kieran Nicholas Bennett-Leefe, from Carmarthen, was swept away about a mile downstream from the village of Capel Dewi on Monday evening. After an extensive search his body was pul...

Fire wrecks barn at school farm in Oxfordshire

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  • July 5, 2011
Fire has wrecked a barn at a school farm in Oxfordshire. Crews were called to Warriner School in Bloxham at 0100 BST where a large fire was close to spreading to neighbouring sheds where animals were being kept. Crews and equipment were called from e...

Cause of large heath fire in Dorset still unknown

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  • July 5, 2011
The cause of a large heath fire in Dorset which had threatened power lines is still being investigated. Crews were called to Dudmoor Heath near St Catherine's Hill in Christchurch, where an area 200m (656ft) by 20m (66ft) was alight, on Monday. Engin...

Fire at former Jubilee Inn pub in Bath

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  • July 5, 2011
Firefighters have extinguished a blaze in a three-storey derelict building on the outskirts of Bath. Four crews from Avon Fire and Rescue Service were called to the former Jubilee Inn on Whiteway Road, Southdown, soon before 0400 BST. A service spoke...

Fire risk warning over faulty Beko fridge freezers

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  • July 5, 2011
Up to 500,000 fridge freezers could be posing serious fire risks in homes and businesses across the country, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned. The LFB said a fire in London last week, which was originally thought to have been caused by a ligh...

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