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Huge fire engulfs tower at Doncaster industrial site

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  • October 23, 2013
More than 40 firefighters have tackled a serious fire at an industrial site in Doncaster. South Yorkshire Fire Service said the blaze broke out at a tower containing tar or oil at Bawtry Carbon International at about 06:00 BST. Crews stopped it from ...

Tyne and Wear fire crew cuts 'will risk lives'

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  • October 23, 2013
Lives will be put at risk if plans to cut one in five firefighter jobs go ahead, a union has said. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue is planning to axe 131 posts, shut three stations and cut the number of engines from 30 to 24 in a bid to save £8m. Chie...

Fryer fire at Walkers crisps factory in Leicester

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  • October 23, 2013
Firefighters have been tackling a "challenging" fire at the Walkers food factory in Leicester. The fire is believed to have started in a fryer at the factory in Leycroft Road, Beaumont Leys, shortly before 03:50 BST. All staff working in the factory ...

M4 section reopens after three-car fire near Swansea

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  • October 23, 2013
A section of the M4 eastbound has reopened after four cars crashed near Swansea causing a fire. The incident happened at Briton Ferry Bridge on the eastbound carriageway between J42 (A48) and J41 (A48) shortly after 07:00 BST on Wednesday. Motorists ...

Fire rips through Sheffield furniture shop

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  • October 23, 2013
Up to 40 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a furniture store in Sheffield. The fire at Furniture For Less on Chesterfield Road broke out at about 18:00 BST on Tuesday. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it responded to reports of a...

Doncaster toddler fire death thought to be accidental

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  • October 23, 2013
A fire which killed a two-year-old girl in Doncaster may have started accidentally, investigators have said. Fire crews rescued Libby-Jayne Hornsby from an upstairs bedroom after being called to a house in Don Street, Conisbrough, last Thursday. She ...

Man in CCTV images sought after Alexandria job centre fire

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  • October 23, 2013
Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace in connection with inquiries into a fire at a job centre in West Dunbartonshire. The fire broke out at 04:00 on Friday at the Job Centre Plus in Bank Street, Alexandria. Windows were sm...

Australia fire fighters back-burn to merge NSW fires

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  • October 23, 2013
Firefighters in Australia have deliberately joined up two large fires as part of efforts to control bushfires across New South Wales. The fires near the Blue Mountains had been "tactically joined" to stop them merging with a third, officials say. Tea...

Seventy sheep rescued from flooded farmland in Buckton

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  • October 23, 2013
Seventy sheep have been rescued from flooded farmland in Herefordshire. The sheep, in Buckton, were rescued within half an hour after the fire service was alerted at about 15:40 BST, the fire service said. Crews from Leintwardine and Bromyard rescued...

Cuts 'must not define Berkshire Fire Service'

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  • October 23, 2013
Berkshire's new fire and rescue chief says he does not want the service to "be characterised by the way it goes about saving money". Andy Fry said despite expected budget cuts he was focused on being "really good at our core business" of protecting r...

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