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Woman rescued from care home fire in Barking

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  • November 16, 2015
An unconscious woman has been rescued after a fire tore through the ground floor of an east London care home. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus saved the 43-year-old woman from the property on Beccles Drive in Barking just after 01:00 GMT on F...

Reminder over working fire alarms after Stonehaven rescue

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  • November 16, 2015
A reminder about the importance of working smoke alarms has been issued after a man had to be rescued from a house fire in Stonehaven. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews were called out on Friday evening after a neighbour raised the alarm. The ma...

South and West Yorkshire Fire services may merge to save money

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  • November 16, 2015
Fire services in South and West Yorkshire could be merged in a bid to save money. Plans to combine the forces, revealed by the Yorkshire Post, have been put forward as one of a range of options. South Yorkshire Fire Authority say the proposal may be ...

Shropshire firefighter admits being fire starter

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  • November 13, 2015
A part-time firefighter has admitted plotting a series of blazes across Shropshire and Staffordshire. David Pearson, 31, admitted conspiring to damage property by fire between 29 June 2014 and 3 September 2014. He will be sentenced in the new year af...

Frostenden crash: Two dead after car caught fire

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  • November 13, 2015
Two people have died after the car they were travelling in crashed into several trees and caught fire. Fire officers called police to reports of a car fire in Primrose Lane, Frostenden around 01:30 GMT. Once the fire was extinguished, two bodies were...

Burnopfield man and Consett women receive fire bravery awards

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  • November 13, 2015
A man who dragged an injured biker out of a burning crash and a woman who pulled a neighbour clear from a house explosion have received bravery awards. Peter Senior, from Burnopfield, and Caroline Tennant, from Consett, were honoured for their "selfl...

Cwmbran fire: Samantha Thomas died after fridge exploded

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  • November 13, 2015
A woman died in a flat fire after a fridge freezer in the lounge exploded and was turned into a "Bunsen burner", an inquest heard. Neighbours attempted to save 29-year-old Samantha Thomas from the blaze on Shakespeare Road, Cwmbran, on 19 May. She an...

Wokefield Park country hotel in Berkshire hit by major fire

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  • November 13, 2015
Firefighters have been tackling a major fire at a Berkshire hotel. The blaze at Wokefield Park broke out at about 17:30 GMT in a ground floor linen area and spread to the roof. The hotel, made up of an 18th Century building and modern executive centr...

Man dies after Shrewsbury house fire

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  • November 13, 2015
A man has died in a house fire in Shropshire. The blaze in a ground floor utility room in Westbury Road, Shrewsbury, started at about 17:40 GMT on Sunday and was brought under control within an hour. A second man, who went into the property after dis...

China: Fire safety theme park attracts visitors

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  • November 13, 2015
A Chinese city has opened a fire safety "theme park" staffed by local firefighters to help educate people on how to act when confronted with a blaze. The park, called 119 after the Chinese emergency number, is located in an industrial zone in the nor...

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