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Shandon residents petition against irresponsible parking

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Residents in Shandon are calling for a stop to dangerous parking after a serious fire last week that left four homes in Hazelbank Terrace destroyed. The fire on 31 August 2011 was attended to quickly...

Fire in Shandon today

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  A fire broke out early today in Hazelbank Terrace in a row of colonies in the Shandon area of the city. When The Reporter arrived the smell of smoke was thick in the air...

Fire Service and SEPA join forces

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Lothian and Borders Fire & Rescue Service (LBFRS) is pleased to announce, in conjunction with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the start of a Flooding Awareness campaign to be highlighted across the Service...

Playsafe for capital’s primary schoolchildren

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A thousand primary one schoolchildren from 21 schools across Edinburgh are learning how to keep themselves safe during a four-day personal safety event in the city.'Playsafe 2011' is a partnership initiative...

Fire in Drumbrae

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A man suffered burns and smoke inhalation and three others including a seven year old child needed treatment after a fire broke out in a flat in Edinburgh in the early hours...

Sighthill Fire fifth in the capital this week

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Six people including three children and an 18-month-old baby required medical attention after a kitchen fire in a flat in Broomhouse Gardens.Fire crews from Sighthill and Tollcross station were called to the blaze in...

Fire in South Charlotte Street

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The housing and homelessness charity, Shelter Scotland, has itself become temporarily homeless following a fire in the building where it has its offices today.According to the police and fire services,  the fire started in...

Woman dies in fire in Granton

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A 45-year-old woman has died after suffering serious burns in a severe fire at a flat in Edinburgh which broke out yesterday.The woman, who has not yet been named, died...

Kitchen Fires warning by Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service

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The Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to take care whilst cooking after three kitchen fires led to casualties over the weekend.On Saturday evening (19 March), fire crews were called to two house...

Fatal Fire in Edinburgh

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Firefighters and police are at the scene of a fatal fire in Edinburgh this morning. Emergency services were alerted to the fire in Chalmers Crescent in the Grange area of the city at...

Fire damages Sighthill Sports Pavilion

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Around twenty firefighters battled to extinguish a fire at a sports pavilion at Broomhouse Road in the Sighthill area of Edinburgh in the early hours of this morning.The fire was...

Fire at Buckingham Terrace Monday morning

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Some of the residents of Edinburgh's Buckingham Terrace got a rude wake-up call this morning. Four residents had to be rescued from their homes when a flat at number 20 went on fire.It is...

Should the law insist on silent fire alarms?

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Twitter is a great medium for us newshounds. It can point us in the direction of good stories as well as good people to know.We came across Edinburgh photographer, James Christie, a couple of...

Man injured in flat fire

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A 40-year-old man needed treatment for burns after a fire in the bathroom of his home in Edinburgh.The alarm was raised at 4.40pm on Thursday afternoon  to a fire in a second floor...

Dangerous Guttering in Dalry Road

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by Thomas HaywoodLocal residents yesterday said that it was a miracle that no-one was killed or injured in Dalry Road after cast iron guttering came crashing down into the street below onto the pavement....

Road Safety Weekend

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Pupils from Trinity Academy are helping Lothian and Borders Police and the City of Edinburgh Council  launched the first ever road safety weekend in the Capital on Friday 8th October.The 'Don't be...

Fire at Bridge Street in Colinton

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Two women have been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire in an Edinburgh flat. Another woman was treated at the scene by ambulance staff. Fire crews were called to the blaze...

Fire possibly caused by electric blanket

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A fire in a three storey blocks of flats in Edinburgh, which led to three people being taken to hospital, may have been caused by an electric blanket fire chiefs said this week.Six people,...

Get your car washed – by the Fire Service!

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Looking for a stress free way to clean the family car? Here’s the chance to take the pressure off. On Saturday 2nd October 2010, firefighters across Lothian and Borders will be hosting...

8 rescued in flat fire

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Eight people had to be rescued by firefighters after a large fire in an Edinburgh tenement in the Leith area of the city.The fire broke out in the basement of the common stair of...

Factory fire in Livingston

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Around 70 firefighters and 12 fire appliances are at the scene of a major blaze at a printing factory in West Lothian.Fire crews were called to Amcor Flexibles at Brucefield ...

Double parking could cost lives

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Fire chiefs have blasted inconsiderate motorists who forced firefighters attending a house fire in Edinburgh to abandon their fire appliances and walk to the incident earlier this week.Fire ...

Weekend fire

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Two men and a woman had to be led to safety by firefighters after a blaze took hold in a tenement flat in Edinburgh this weekend.Crews were called to Watson Crescent just after...

Suspicious Fire in Wester Hailes

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Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for information following a suspicious fire in Edinburgh.The incident happened around 6pm on Monday 30th August in the Wester Hailes area of the city.A wooden...

Kitchen fire

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A 64-year old woman was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Wednesday afternoon after a kitchen fire. Crews were called to a house in Glenallan Loan, Edinburgh, just after 5.30pm. A pan of food had...

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