Posts Tagged "Dorset Fire and Rescue Service"

UPDATE: Fire at landfill site took nearly 24 hours to put out

A large fire at a landfill site at Castle Cary on the Somerset border took nearly 24 hours to put our. The fire started at the Dimmer Landfill Site, near Castle Cary, at around 4.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday (August…

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Firefighters eat sausages made of piglets they saved from blaze

Farmer sends gift of sausages to thank Wiltshire firefighters who rescued piglets and two sows from fire in barn A farmer whose piglets were saved from a barn fire has served the animals up as sausages to thank the firefighters…

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Family forced from Bishops Cannings home by huge fire

More than 80 per cent of The Old Manor in Bishops Cannings has been destroyed due to a fire ravaging the thatched house over the night. Crews from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service rushed to Chandlers Lane just…

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Fire and rescue warn people to clean their chimneys

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service are calling on people to get their chimneys swept. Open fires may be a warm and welcome addition to the home but they do carry risks. Last month there were 15 chimney fires…

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Firefighters called to break down door to rescue woman who became ill at property in Dorchester

Firefighters were called to break down a door after a woman became ill. Paramedics attended an address in Wessex Road, Dorchester, last night after a call from a woman with stomach pains. They called firefighters to gain access to the…

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Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill rules out plan to run fire service

Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner has no plans to stake his claim for the management of the fire service. Martyn Underhill said there is “no mileage” for such a debate in Dorset as a police leaders’ summit in London took…

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Woman dies after being winched from the sea as Storm Angus batters Britain

A woman who was winched from the sea as the aftermath of Storm Angus battered Britain has died, Kent Police said. Folkestone and Dungeness coastguard, Dover lifeboat and a helicopter were scrambled at 6.54am after receiving reports that the woman…

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‘A few seconds can make all the difference’ – firefighters called to medical emergencies

Firefighters in Dorset were called to 47 medical emergencies in one month to close a vital response-time gap in the most pressing cases. During May this year, specially trained firefighters from seven stations around Dorset were called to 47 immediately life-threatening…

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