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Antrim fire: Two rescued as blaze spreads to houses

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  • November 19, 2014
Firefighters have rescued two people from a house fire in Antrim.  The fire spread from a car to two houses at Bleerick Drive at about 03:25 GMT on Thursday.  Two adults were brought to safety from one house, while in the adjoining house, a neighbo...

Cattle rescued from shed fire at farm near Blairgowrie

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  • November 19, 2014
Cattle had to be rescued after a fire broke out in a farm shed near Blairgowrie. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze at Wester Drumlochy Farm at about 06:40, and arrived to find the shed well alight. The cows were safely removed and crews used two...

Woman serious after chalet fire in Fife

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  • November 19, 2014
A woman is in a serious condition in hospital with arm and chest burns following a fire at a travellers site in Fife. A 50-year-old was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy after a fire broke out in a chalet in Kelty at 10:50 on Monday. She has no...

Keighley fire engine attack: Four men arrested

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  • November 19, 2014
Four men have been arrested after a fire engine had its windscreen smashed in Keighley, West Yorkshire, on Bonfire Night. Firefighters had to flee during the attack just before 22:00 GMT on Belgrave Road. Two 20-year-olds, a 19-year-old and a 23-year...

Police name 91-year-old Stranraer fire victim

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  • November 11, 2014
Police have identified a 91-year-old man who died in hospital after a house fire in Stranraer on Saturday evening. Norman Fidler was rescued from the blaze at Ryanview Crescent at about 19:45. He was taken to hospital in Stranraer but died later.  A...

Man dies in hospital after house fire

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  • November 11, 2014
A man has died in hospital after being rescued from a house fire in Stranraer. The emergency services were called to the town's Ryan View at about 19:45 on Saturday. A man was taken to hospital in Stranraer but died later. His name has not yet been r...

Calmore house fire death ruled an accident by coroner

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  • November 11, 2014
The death of a disabled man in a house fire in Calmore has been ruled an accident by a coroner.  The fire broke out at 08:10 BST on Tuesday 5 August in Yew Tree Cottage in the Drove in Calmore. No cause has been established by the fire brigade. Bren...

County Meath house fire: man and woman found dead

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  • November 11, 2014
A man and a woman have been found dead following a fire at a house near Duleek, County Meath, in the Republic of Ireland. They were discovered at their home at Keenogue on Monday morning. A police spokesman said there was nothing to arouse suspicion ...

Caernarfon flat fire closes Bangor Street

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  • November 11, 2014
A second-floor flat fire led to the closure of a road as firefighters tackle the blaze in Gwynedd. Three fire engines were called to the property at Bangor Street, Caernarfon, at 07:13 GMT on Saturday. There were no reports of injuries, said North Wa...

Fire crews test 'eco-nozzle'

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  • November 7, 2014
Firefighters in Staffordshire are testing a new type of nozzle designed to reduce the amount of water needed to tackle fires. Developed in the county, the nozzle uses just a third of the amount of water typically used by crews. Fire officer Dermot H...

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