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Fire control room closure handling 'lessons to learn'

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  • October 5, 2013
A senior Scottish Fire and Rescue Service officer has admitted its handling of moves to close a Dumfries control room could have been better. The centre is one of five being considered for closure. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dave Boyle issued an ap...

Hereford & Worcester Fire Service cuts threaten 144 jobs

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  • October 5, 2013
About 140 jobs are at risk as Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue tries to save £4.7m in three years. A public consultation on closing stationsand reducing the number of fire engines has started. The Fire Authority's Community Risk Management P...

St Ives premises evacuated after large fire

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  • October 5, 2013
A large fire has broken out in St Ives, causing a number of premises to be evacuated. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service was called to the burning two-storey building, which houses a tea-room and residential accommodation, at about 19:30 BST on Thursda...

Arson arrest over fire at Palace of Westminster

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  • October 5, 2013
Officers investigating a small fire at the Palace of Westminster in July have arrested a 32-year-old man. The fire started in part of the palace on 23 July. The man was arrested shortly after 15:00 BST on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger li...

FBU demands talks on plans to cut fire control rooms

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  • October 5, 2013
The Fire Brigades' Union (FBU) is to ask the new single Scottish brigade for urgent talks on proposals to reduce the number of its control rooms. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has said it want to cut its eight control rooms, inherited from the...

Cambridge University Arms blaze blamed on air conditioner

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  • October 5, 2013
A blaze at a hotel in the centre of Cambridge was most likely caused by a faulty air conditioning unit, an investigation has concluded. The fire broke out on the top floor of the University Arms Hotel near Parker's Piece in the early hours of Tuesday...

Chelmsford chemical leak: Five taken to hospital

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  • October 3, 2013
Five people have been taken to hospital after a number of containers leaked an unknown hazardous substance at a addiction treatment centre in Essex. Firefighters were called to the centre in New London Road, Chelmsford, about 17:25 BST when staff beg...

Double-decker bus catches fire in Didsbury, Manchester

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  • October 3, 2013
Fire crews have extinguished a fire on a double-decker bus near to a university campus. The fire broke out at about 19:30 BST in Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, near to Manchester Metropolitan University, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said. Two...

Tennessee church bus crash leaves eight dead, police say

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  • October 3, 2013
At least eight people have been killed and 14 injured in a crash involving a bus and two other vehicles in the US state of Tennessee, police say. The church-chartered bus is reported to have blown a tyre and collided with a sport utility vehicle (SUV...

Fire crews tackle scrap yard blaze in Bridgend

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  • October 3, 2013
Four fire crews have tackled a large fire on an industrial estate in Bridgend, involving scrap cars. Around 20 vehicles were said to be well alight at a scrap yard on Brackla Industrial Estate. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the b...

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