London Fire Brigade has revealed some of the strangest requests their control room has received recently
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Tuesday 19 October 2010
A post mortem examination is to be carried out today on a man who died trapped in a trench despite the efforts of emergency services to rescue him.
Friday 15 October 2010
Firefighters are to stage two eight-hour strikes in the capital in a row over new contracts, it was announced today.
Thursday 14 October 2010
Firefighters in London have voted by more than 3-1 to go on strike in a row over new contracts, it was announced today.
Monday 11 October 2010
The sister of pop star Mika is critically ill in hospital after falling from a window on to railings in west London, it has been reported.
Thursday 07 October 2010
I spent 30 minutes in Kolontar before my mouth became dry and the stench of the red sludge became so unbearable that I had to put on a mask. The village is a few hundred metres from the source of the spill and it was here that the sludge hit first. Some houses were almost washed away. Excavators and other vehicles were circling around the buildings and the drivers were wearing their own white masks because of the smell. It was the same story in Devecser, where I arrived seven hours after the disaster struck. Even in the darkness of the early evening, the deep-red colour dominated everything. Devecser is a small town with little more than 5,000 inhabitants, and it is far from any big city. Damaged cars, tree branches, torn gates and broken wooden fences lay everywhere. It looked like the aftermath of a devastating storm – except that everything was covered with a thick layer of red sludge.
Tuesday 05 October 2010
Two men were being questioned by police today after a landmark Victorian pier was destroyed by fire.
Saturday 02 October 2010
Firefighters on Mull had to tackle a blaze in the roof of their own station.
Monday 27 September 2010
Thursday 23 September 2010
Firefighters are set to launch a campaign of industrial action tomorrow in a row over new contracts, with the threat of strikes next month.
Saturday 18 September 2010
A child died after a fire swept through a flat today, emergency services said.
Saturday 18 September 2010
An urgent review is needed relating to regulations concerning the fire risk of timber-framed buildings under construction, fire chiefs have said.
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