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Skipper rescued after boat fire off Shoreham

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  • November 29, 2013
A skipper who had to abandon his boat after a fire and several explosions on the vessel has been rescued. The man was rescued from his life-raft off West Sussex at about 10:00 GMT. He was brought ashore unharmed, but lifeboat teams continued to monit...

Claims Oxfordshire 999 fire calls ignored branded 'a hoax'

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  • November 28, 2013
Firefighters have denied claims made in a "telemarketing scam" that emergencies are not being responded to. Oxfordshire's fire and rescue service said residents had received calls from a company offering an alternative way of reporting a fire. Spokes...

Tassagh fire deaths: Smith brothers lied says prosecution

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  • November 27, 2013
Four brothers accused of a double murder "lied and lied to the court in an attempt to save their own skins," a prosecution lawyer has said. Niall, Martin, Christopher and Stephen Smith deny they killed Thomas O'Hare and Lisa McClatchey in an arson at...

Large fire grips Tullibody farm workshop

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  • November 27, 2013
About 30 firefighters have battled a large blaze at a workshop on a farm in central Scotland. The fire started just before midnight. The blaze swept through the roof space of a workshop, being used as an office, which is also attached to a warehouse ...

North Wingfield house fire: Four killed by faulty wiring

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  • November 27, 2013
A house fire in Derbyshire that killed two women and two boys was caused by a fault in electrical wiring, the fire service has said. Brothers Tyler Green, nine, and Jordan Green, 12, died after the fire in North Wingfield on 20 November. Their mother...

Woman dies in West Lothian house fire

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  • November 27, 2013
An investigation has been launched after a woman was killed in a fire in her home in West Lothian. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service personnel were called out to the "serious fire" in Torphichen just after 19:30 on Tuesday. Fire crews based in Bat...

Llandow fire 'contained' at Vale Business Park

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  • November 27, 2013
A huge blaze at an industrial estate in the Vale of Glamorgan has been "contained" but fire crews could remain at the scene for days. At one point nearly 90 firefighters were at Siteserv on the Vale Business Park in Llandow on Tuesday. It is the seco...

Large fire tackled at Vale Business Park, Llandow

  • News Item
  • November 27, 2013
Nearly 90 firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at an industrial estate in the Vale of Glamorgan, the second fire in less than a month. The incident is under control but the fire service expects to be at the Siteserv site at Vale Business Par...

Tassagh fire deaths: Christopher Smith 'dragged Lisa McClatchey from house'

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  • November 27, 2013
One of four brothers accused of double murder dragged one of the victims out of a house that the brothers had just set on fire, a trial has been told. Stephen Smith said his brother Christopher dragged Lisa McClatchey out of the burning cottage she s...

Avon and Somerset 'blue light' merger discussed

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  • November 27, 2013
A merger of "blue light" services is being explored by the Police and Crime Commissioner in Avon and Somerset. Sue Mountstevens said it was "absolutely right" that talks were held about working together to save money. The fire and rescue service said...

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