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Large fire 'totally destroys' Woking industrial unit

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  • December 3, 2015
A large fire has completely destroyed an industrial unit and left about 40 homes without power in Surrey. About 50 firefighters spent several hours tackling the blaze which started at Jointing Technologies in Woking Business Park just before 19:00 GM...

Fleet All Saints Church fire: Daniel Finnerty sentenced

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  • December 3, 2015
A teenager has been sentenced to four years' youth detention for starting a fire that gutted a 19th Century church. The Grade II-listed All Saints Church in Fleet, Hampshire, suffered an estimated £4.5m of damage in the fire in June. Daniel Finnerty...

Fire-hit Black Rock police firearms training centre opened

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  • December 3, 2015
A police firearms training centre has been officially opened, two years after it was damaged in a major arson attack. The £16m Black Rock site in Portishead had to be partially demolished after the fire led to the roof's collapse. An anarchist group...

London Midland train fire: 200 passengers evacuated

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  • November 27, 2015
Up to 200 rail passengers were evacuated and thousands faced continued delays after a fire on a commuter train. Smoke was reported to be coming from the 07:47 GMT London Midland service from Leamington Spa as it passed through Lapworth, Warwickshire....

Firefighters tackle serious mansion fire at Lhanbryde

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  • November 27, 2015
Firefighters have tackled a serious blaze at a mansion at a heritage site in Moray. Crews were called to Blackhills House in Lhanbryde at 04:30 after the occupants were alerted by a fire alarm. The Scottish Fire and Recue Service said numerous applia...

Clandon Park House fire 'caused by electrical fault'

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  • November 27, 2015
A fire that destroyed an 18th Century mansion started accidentally and was probably caused by an electrical fault, investigators have said. Clandon Park House near Guildford, which housed a collection of furniture, porcelain and textiles, was reduced...

Plan to axe 13 London fire engines to save £8m

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  • November 27, 2015
The London Fire Commissioner has recommended taking 13 fire engines permanently out of service in order to save £8.1m from the 2016/17 budget. The removal of the engines, which have lain idle for two years, would leave 142 active vehicles in the cap...

Hilldale fire: Elderly man found dead after house blaze

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  • November 27, 2015
A man has died following a house fire in Lancashire. The blaze broke out at a property in Chorley Road, Hilldale, near Mawdesley, at about 17:35 GMT on Wednesday, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said. Fire crews discovered the man, who has not bee...

Gloucestershire fire crews get university fitness help

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  • November 27, 2015
Gloucestershire's fire crews are getting fitness advice and support to help them cope with the physical demands of their jobs. Earlier in the year, University of Gloucestershire started trials offering fitness and diet advice and rehab for sprains, s...

Walney fire station closure could increase response times

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  • November 27, 2015
Responding to 999 calls in part of Cumbria could take longer if plans to close the fire station go ahead, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) warned. The Walney Island station could close with its fire engine moved to Barrow in a bid to save about £12,000...

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