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Antique Derbyshire railway carriage destroyed in fire

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  • March 26, 2012
Derbyshire train enthusiasts described a fire that destroyed a train carriage dating back to the 1870s as "dreadful". The carriage at the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley near Ripley was found on fire on Saturday evening. A Derbyshire Fire and Res...

Vote over South Yorkshire fire service budget cuts

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  • March 26, 2012
A meeting of the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority in Barnsley later will vote on plans to cut £10m from its budget over four years. The fire service plans to close stations in Darnall, Mansfield Road and Mosborough in Sheffield and Royston ...

Family flee thatched roof blaze in Hitcham, Suffolk

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  • March 26, 2012
A family escaped unharmed as fire destroyed the thatched roof of their Suffolk home. About 70 firefighters spent three hours tackling the blaze, close to the B1115 in Hitcham, near Stowmarket. A fire service spokesman said the occupants had escaped f...

Swansea fire leads to 49 flats being evacuated

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  • March 26, 2012
A three-storey building containing 49 flats was evacuated in Pier Street, Swansea on Sunday night after a fire. One elderly man was treated at the scene by ambulance staff for smoke inhalation. Four fire engines from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescu...

'Substantial' rise in grass fire call outs, say South Wales Fire and Rescue

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  • March 26, 2012
The warm weather has brought more than 100 calls to grass fires for South Wales Fire and Rescue over the weekend. The worst case was where 10 hectares of land was alight for nine hours at Bryn Arw, near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. Crews in other part...

Llanberis climber trapped with arm stuck in a crevice for three hours

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  • March 26, 2012
A climber was trapped for three-and-a-half hours hanging from a rope with his arm jammed in a crevice on a climb above Llanberis Pass in Snowdonia. The 28-year-old man from Aberdyfi in Gwynedd was with a party of four when he slipped a few feet, and ...

Hot-air balloon hits power lines at Wellingborough trapping three

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  • March 26, 2012
A hot-air balloon crashed into power lines in Northamptonshire, trapping a woman and two men 15m in the air. The balloon's canopy wrapped round live cables just after 18:00 BST on Sunday, at Bozeat near Wellingborough. Firefighters had to wait about ...

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