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Firefighters free woman from overturned car on Daresbury Expressway Firefighters this morning rescued a woman from an overturned car on the Daresbury Expressway in Runcorn. Emergency services were called to the scene at around 6am. Two fire engines attended the one-vehicle collision, which saw a car on its side. A woman was trapped inside the car - and firefighters worked to rescue her and administered first aid.

One person rescued from flat fire One person had to be rescued from the property and was taken into the care of the ambulance service.

Car set alight on A30 in suspected arson attack A car was set alight on the A30 in the early hours of this morning in what is being described as a suspected "deliberate ignition". The blaze broke out on Snowdon Hill in Chard shortly after 5am and firefighters rushed to the scene to put it out. When they arrived, they found the vehicle still well alight and put out the flames.

Firefighters tackling straw stack blaze A straw stack has caught fire in north Norfolk.

HERO: Bergen Police Officer Rescues Mom, Kids From House Fire A Ridgefield police officer kicked in a door and rescued a mother and children from a raging house fire Saturday morning. Sgt. Edward Schaefer was walking out of the headquarters when he saw smoke coming from a block away. Schaefer, a 20-year veteran and firefighter, ran to the Hillside Street home.

Oxfordshire fire service pay tributes to West Midlands firefighter OXFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service has paid tribute to a firefighter who took his own life on duty. Andrew Moore had been working the night shift at a base in the West Midlands Fire Service when he died on February 16. Read more: New baby-changing signs after debate.

Two unoccupied caravans destroyed in fire at suspected travellers site in Chobham An investigation into the cause of the caravan fire is ongoing. However, firefighters spent more than an hour at the scene dealing with the incident. A spokesman for SFRS said: "We received a call yesterday morning around 1.10am to a report of a fire on Scotts Grove Road, Chobham.

Firefighters called to washing machine fire in Sandown FIREFIGHTERS were called to a washing machine fire in Sandown this lunchtime. Crews from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to a property on The Broadway at 12.35pm. A spokesperson for the fire service said: "We sent one appliance from Ryde and another from Shanklin.

Greater Manchester Firefighters travel thousands of miles to provide life-saving training Greater Manchester Firefighters traveled almost 3,000 miles to provide vital life-saving training to a volunteer fire service.

Firefighters in Preston send rescue boat out to swollen River Ribble Preston firefighters found themselves in an unusual role last night when their primary concern wasn't a raging fire - it was raging water.

Firefighters are tackling fewer blazes in West Sussex "I have made it clear that fire services are facing huge challenges when it comes to the built environment. "This was abundantly clear from evidence given during the opening days of the second phase on the Grenfell Tower inquiry."

Fire claims the same number of lives in Wiltshire despite decrease in number of incidents THE same number of lives were lost to fires in Dorset and Wiltshire last year despite a drop in the number of incidents attended by firefighters, new statistics show.

Number of fire deaths stays same in Dorset and Wiltshire despite drop in incidents The number of lives lost to fires in Dorset and Wiltshire stayed the same last year despite a drop in the number of incidents attended by firefighters, new statistics show.

Council paid £250,000 for fire marshals at vacant stalled development "It is clearly in no-one's interest to have a stalled development and we are working with the administrators of the site to try to bring it back into use." Liverpool Council has raised a number of serious planning issues with the site and is currently taking legal advice on how to proceed.

City may want a slice of home insurance fire coverage Home insurance rates may spike in London if the city goes after insurers when firefighters respond to a home blaze, an Insurance Bureau of Canada official says.

Horse rescued from 5ft deep water filled ditch by firefighters A HORSE was rescued by firefighters after it became stuck in a water filled pit near Yeovil. Firefighters were called to Mudford at 5.41pm today to reports of a horse stuck in a water filled ditch. A crew from Yeovil and a specialist animal rescue team from Bridgwater went to the scene.

AWOL fire chief at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport suspended without pay CLEVELAND, Ohio - The fire chief at city-owned Cleveland Hopkins International Airport was suspended from work for a day this month after he was found to have been absent without leave for two days from his job. Chief Demari Garth was discovered missing from work Jan.

Cash boost for Devon's crime fighting firefighters A total of £500,000 has been pledged by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to pay for more 'bluelight, multi-skilled officers' after the success of the Community Responders pilot in Devon. This adds £300,000 to the overall annual budget available to spend on 'bluelight' officers adding to the £200,000 that was already available.

Isle of Man firework laws to be reviewed amid animal welfare concerns David Cretney MLC wants a committee to investigate whether the current laws - in force since 2004 - are still appropriate and do enough to protect wildlife on the Isle of Man. A recent petition set up by horse owner Judith Corrin, calling for tighter restrictions on private displays, attracted more than 800 signatures.

Sprinklers help save chip pan fire couple in Doncaster tower block Sprinklers retrofitted in a high-rise block of flats in Doncaster helped to save the lives of two people, fire chiefs say. A chip pan caught fire in one of the flats at Hatfield House in the borough at around 5.10am on Friday. But fire sprinklers activated and suppressed the blaze, saving the flat and two people who were asleep inside.

Witnesses saw 'heavy black smoke' as fire damaged takeaway People working in businesses just off Mansfield Road in Daybrook Square described seeing "heavy black smoke" rising from the takeaway. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service sent two crews from Stockhill and Eastwood to deal with the fire, which began in the ducting within Jerk Kitchen at around 11.40am on Friday, February 21.

Firefighters rescue man from Thorne canal A big well done to Thorne White Watch who recently rescued a man who had fallen into a canal. Fortunately, a passer-by noticed him in the dark and rushed to his aid. He managed to raise the alarm and keep hold of the man in the water until our firefighters arrived on the scene.

South Yorkshire firefighters helping ambulance crews move obese people is on the rise Obesity is an increasingly big problem for South Yorkshire's firefighters, figures show – with crews required to move severely overweight people dozens of times last year.

Live updates as crews tackle fire in Mansfield Road Firefighters are at the scene of fire on a main road in the Daybrook area. The emergency services were called at around 11.40am on Friday, February 21 to an address in Mansfield Road. A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We are at an incident in Mansfield Road.

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