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New Year Honours List (Fire)

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  • December 31, 2011
The Following are the recipients of the New Years Honours List, QUEEN'S FIRE SERVICE MEDAL     Howard David Robinson - Coventry Christopher Gerrard Anderson - West Yorkshire Peter Alec Crook - Hampshire QUEEN’S FIRE MEDAL – S...

Chile forest fire ravages Torres del Paine Park

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  • December 31, 2011
The authorities in Chile have closed one of the country's most popular national parks as a massive forest fire continues to rage through the area. Four hundred tourists were evacuated from Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia on Thursday as fi...

Fire in Torres del Paine park in Chile is out of control

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  • December 31, 2011
Chilean authorities have been forced to close Torres del Paine national park after a fire destroyed more than 14,000 acres of land. More than 100 firemen are trying to control the flames but strong winds are hampering the efforts. Hundreds of tourist...

Cantley fatal flat fire victim named

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  • December 31, 2011
A man who died in a flat fire in South Yorkshire has been named. Andrew Massarella, 40, was found dead along with a dog at the property in Callender Court, Cantley, at about 03:20 GMT on Christmas Eve. A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said the deat...

Five people rescued from fire at flats in Barrhead

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  • December 31, 2011
Five people have been rescued from a fire at flats in East Renfrewshire. Emergency services were called to the four-storey block in Centenary Court, Barrhead, at 19:53 on Thursday. Fire crews using breathing apparatus led five residents to safety, tw...

Stanhope Ford public inquiry date set

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  • December 31, 2011
The date has been set for a public inquiry into the future of a County Durham river crossing. Traffic was banned from using Stanhope Ford in 2008, after a rise in the number of rescues from vehicles which had become stranded or swept away. Durham Cou...

Essex Fire Service takes over emergency planning to save cash

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  • December 31, 2011
The fire service in Essex is to take over emergency planning after managing the operation for the past 18 months. County council emergency planning staff will become employed by Essex Fire and Rescue Service as the civil protection and emergency mana...

Brazil's indigenous people being trained as firefighters

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  • December 31, 2011
The Xavante are an indigenous people of Mato Grosso state in Brazil, who were forced out of their ancestral land during the farming expansion in the 1970s. Recently they have been given part of their land back, but it has been deforested. The Xavante...

Russian nuclear submarine fire put out

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  • December 31, 2011
The huge fire that engulfed a Russian nuclear submarine undergoing repairs in the northern Murmansk region has been put out, the emergency minister says. Sergei Shoigu said radiation monitoring would also now go back to normal after being stepped up ...

Venezuela petrol tanker blaze kills 13 in Caracas

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  • December 31, 2011
A petrol tanker has crashed in Venezuela, bursting into flames and engulfing seven cars and a bus in burning fuel. At least 13 people were killed in the accident on a busy road in the capital Caracas, and another 16 were injured. police said. Rescue ...

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