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China food plant fire kills 18

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  • November 19, 2014
A fire at a vegetable processing plant in eastern China has killed at least 18 people, state media report. The fire broke out at the Longyuan food facility in the city of Shouguang, Shandong province, on Sunday evening, injuring 13 other factory work...

Dumfries fire service control room closes

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  • November 19, 2014
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is closing its Dumfries control room, part of nationwide moves to reduce the total number from eight to three. The move, which affects 16 staff, was agreed earlier this year. It follows the loss of the police cont...

Brechin's Andover Primary school evacuated after fire

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  • November 19, 2014
An Angus primary school was evacuated after a fire broke out in the changing rooms. Staff and pupils were rushed from Andover Primary in Brechin after the alarm was raised at about 13:20. Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus moved in to extinguish ...

Londonderry: Man found dead after house fire

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  • November 19, 2014
A man has died following a house fire in Londonderry. The fire in Upper Bennett Street was reported to police shortly after 08:00 GMT on Sunday. The emergency services were called to the house but the man was found dead at the scene. He was in his 40...

Man's body found at house after fire in Pennal, Gwynedd

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  • November 19, 2014
The body of a 26-year-old man has been found at a house in Gwynedd after a fire. The emergency services were called to a house in Pennal, near Machynlleth, at 10:15 GMT on Sunday after the body was discovered. Officers confirmed there had been a fire...

Longbridge Sainsbury's evacuated after solar panel fire

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  • November 19, 2014
A supermarket in Birmingham was evacuated after a fire broke out in one of the solar panels on its roof, the fire service said. West Midlands Fire Service said it was called to Sainsbury's on Longbridge Lane at midday. Four crews tackled a "severe fi...

One injured and five rescued from Hull fire

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  • November 19, 2014
One person has been taken to hospital with serious injuries and five others were rescued from a burning building in Hull. Emergency services were called to Spring Bank just after 08:15 GMT.  Three staff members were rescued from Jack's News and two ...

Essex Fire Service inquiry into 'intimidation'

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  • November 19, 2014
An inquiry is being set up into claims of an "intimidatory culture" at Essex Fire Service. The Essex Fire Authority launched the "root and branch" investigation after recent incidents which "threatened the excellent, professional reputation" of the s...

Yorkswood Primary School children tested for poisoning after coach fire

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  • November 19, 2014
More than 50 school children have been tested for carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation after a coach fire. The children and several adults were on a school trip to Warwick Castle and on the M42 when the ambulance service was called at about...

London Fire Brigade response times increase across capital

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  • November 19, 2014
Fire brigade response times have increased in more than half of London's wards, figures have revealed.  London Fire Brigade (LFB) has to respond within six minutes and said its response times were "on target". But Labour's London Assembly members sa...

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