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Alarm warning after mother and son die in Babell fire

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  • November 22, 2011
Firefighters have warned of the dangers of not having smoke alarms, after a mother and son died in a house fire. The bodies of Margaret Hughes, 80, and Paul Hughes, 42, were found at Gors Farm in Babell, Flintshire on Friday. John Gittins, acting cor...

Smaller fire engines for Cornwall's rural areas

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  • November 22, 2011
Cornwall is to get a fleet of smaller fire engines which will make it easier to reach isolated rural locations. The appliances are 18 inches narrower than a standard engine and will cost about £125k - half the normal price. They will have a crew...

Vimpex Launch New Portable Fire Fighting Products

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  • November 22, 2011
PRESS RELEASE German portable fire fighting equipment manufacturer, HNE Technologie AG have partnered with Vimpex to bring their range of high pressure fire fighting to the UK. HNE portable fire fighting systems are an extremely versatile solut...

Sydney nursing-home fire death toll rises to nine

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  • November 22, 2011
A 90-year-old woman has died following a suspected arson attack at a Sydney nursing home, bringing the death toll from the fire to nine. Police said Neeltje Valkay died in hospital on Tuesday morning. The fire engulfed the nursing home in Quakers Hil...

Fire badly damages Holton Heath factory unit

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  • November 22, 2011
A factory unit on a Dorset industrial estate has been severely damaged by fire. Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said 75% of the roof was well alight at Holton Heath and that 40 firefighters attended the blaze with four pumps. A spokeswoman said one pu...

Derelict Sandhill Park mansion house gutted by fire

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  • November 22, 2011
Firefighters are tackling a big fire at a derelict mansion house in Somerset. Emergency services were called to Sandhill Park, Bishops Lydeard, in the early hours of Tuesday. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said when crews arri...

India train fire kills seven in Jharkhand

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  • November 22, 2011
Seven people have been killed and at least 12 injured in a fire on a passenger train travelling in the Indian state of Jharkhand, police say. Two coaches of the Doon Express train travelling to Dehradoon from Howrah caught fire early on Monday. The c...

Mother's terror after car set alight with son inside

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  • November 22, 2011
A mother has described her terror after her car was set alight with her 18-month-old son inside. Tanya Cuss left Chad in the vehicle on her driveway in Willersey, Gloucestershire, while she took his two siblings inside. When she returned moments late...

Warning after Kent cooking fires

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  • November 21, 2011
People have been urged to "stand by your pan" by Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) after two properties were damaged by cooking fires. A couple were rescued from their flat at 03:30 GMT on Saturday after the man fell asleep leaving chips in the ove...

Coventry man overcome by fumes from cleaning fluids mix

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  • November 21, 2011
A 51-year-old man from Coventry was taken to hospital after being overcome by chemical fumes while attempting to clean his house on Sunday. The man brushed a sulphuric acid compound on bathroom tiles at the property in Brays Lane before spraying blea...

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