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Bonfire Night attacks on fire crews in Keighley

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  • November 7, 2014
Firefighters were attacked by a gang of youths who barricaded a road in Keighley after starting a fire. Up to 30 youths were blocking access to Belgrave Road when firefighters arrived - at the request of police - just before 22:00 GMT on Bonfire Nigh...

Third London bus catches fire in a week

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  • November 7, 2014
A bus has caught alight in south-west London, the third such blaze in a week. London Fire Brigade said it was called to Western Road in Mitcham at 12:26 GMT to reports of a vehicle fire. No passengers required treatment and the fire was out by 13:00....

Youths shoot fireworks at fire crew in Cheylesmore

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  • November 7, 2014
Youths have shot fireworks at firefighters after they were called out to an unattended bonfire. Police searched the area, following the attack at Arundel Road, Cheylesmore, Coventry, at about 20:30 GMT on Wednesday. Nobody was found, West Midlands Po...

Dorset Fire Authority votes for merger

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  • November 5, 2014
Fire chiefs in Dorset have voted in favour a merger between the county's fire authority and that of Wiltshire and Swindon. A full merger - the preferred option considered by the authority - is likely to save Dorset £6m a year by 2017-18, according t...

Warehouse damaged in fire in Blackburn

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  • November 5, 2014
A warehouse in Blackburn has been badly damaged in a fire. About 40 firefighters spent the night tackling the blaze at the building in Birley Street. Forty people were evacuated from a nearby care home to Bangor Street Community Centre while the fire...

Fire on board cargo ship in Warrenpoint Harbour under control

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  • November 5, 2014
A fire onboard a cargo ship docked at Warrenpoint Harbour has been brought under control.  The alarm was raised at 08:25 GMT on Tuesday after 1,000 tonnes of animal feed were found to be overheating.  A specialist marine response team from Belfast ...

Northampton fire death at St Crispin retirement village

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  • November 5, 2014
Northamptonshire Fire Service is investigating whether an ongoing strike played any part in the death of a woman at a retirement complex. Fire crews were called to a flat at St Crispin Retirement Village on St Thomas Street, Duston at about 03:05 GMT...

Birmingham woman killed in bed fire

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  • November 5, 2014
An elderly woman has been found dead in her bed following a fire in her Birmingham flat. She was discovered by firefighters at her home in Harborne on Saturday morning. The cause of the blaze has not been established but it was confined to her bed, W...

Desertcreat police and fire training college plan halted

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  • November 5, 2014
A team in charge of plans to build a new training college for police and other services in County Tyrone has said the project should not continue. The £130m facility at Desertcreat was to have been shared by police, fire and prison services. More th...

Walton flat fire victim dies

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  • November 5, 2014
An elderly man has died after a fire at a flat in Liverpool. The fire service said the blaze involved a settee and other furniture in the living room of the property in Carisbrooke Road, Walton. The 87-year-old was rescued from the flat's hall on Fri...

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