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Three females rescued from Swansea bedroom fire

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  • December 29, 2014
Three females have been rescued after a fire broke out in a flat in Swansea. They were plucked to safety from a first floor bedroom in St Helens Road at 00:10 GMT on Friday. Mid and West Wales Fire Service used a thermal image camera to help find the...

Snowglobe causes Christmas Day reindeer food fire

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  • December 29, 2014
Fake reindeer food went up in flames in a charity shop window after sunlight was refracted through a snowglobe. Firefighters were called to Wimborne Road, Winton, in Bournemouth, after the display caught fire on Christmas Day. Neighbours evacuated ho...

Police investigate fire attack at Musselburgh salon

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  • December 29, 2014
East Lothian police are investigating after an attempt was made to set fire to a salon in Musselburgh. The incident occurred at about 01:00 on Wednesday at the Eivissa beauty salon on the town's High Street. A plastic bottle was set alight and thrown...

London Fire Brigade warns Christmas clutter can risk lives

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  • December 29, 2014
Discarded Christmas trees, wrapping paper and other festive cast-offs could put Londoners' lives at risk, fire chiefs have warned. London Fire Brigade (LFB) already tackles a blaze a day in the communal areas of the capital's tower blocks. Clutter ca...

Antrim arson: Police officers hospitalised after fire breaks out at flat

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  • December 29, 2014
Two Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officers have been treated in hospital for the effects of breathing in smoke after an arson attack at a flat in Antrim. The blaze broke out in the early hours of Friday morning at the property in the Tige...

Woman treated for burnt hands after Freuchie house fire

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  • December 24, 2014
A woman was being treated in hospital for burns to her hands and smoke inhalation following a fire at a Fife house. The fire broke out at a house in Freuchie just after 16:00 on Monday. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews extinguished the fire in ...

St Leonards fire-hit elderly still without homes

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  • December 23, 2014
Elderly residents in East Sussex who have already spent over a year in temporary accommodation after a fire destroyed their homes say they are devastated at having to wait another 12 months at least to move back in. Marlborough House flats in St Leo...

Dorset, Wiltshire and Swindon fire authorities submit merger request

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  • December 23, 2014
An official fire authority merger request "to protect frontline services" in Dorset, Wiltshire and Swindon has been submitted to central government. Dorset Fire Authority and Wiltshire & Swindon Combined Fire Authority submitted a combination ord...

Investigation starts into fire at Pure Wafer, Swansea

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  • December 23, 2014
A fire at a Swansea factory has forced some production to be switched to a sister site in the US, say bosses. An investigation into the fire at Pure Wafer's factory on Swansea's enterprise zone has started. A total of 68 firefighters tackled the fire...

Two injured as car and van catch fire after crash

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  • December 23, 2014
Two people were taken to hospital after a car and a van burst into flames in a crash in Stirlingshire. Fire crews were called to the B822 Thornhill to Kippen road at 16:42 on Monday after the two vehicles collided. Crews were sent from Doune, Stirlin...

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