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Fire service at the ready tonight

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is working to ensure communities are protected on Bonfire Night amidst what they see as an anticipated spike in demand.We have already heard some fireworks in our area...

Council warns against garden bonfires

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The council has for now suspended collections of glass for recycling and also garden waste.The garden waste collection is a paid for but non-statutory service, and the council has explained that it will...

Annual Awareness Event gets Young Drivers Behind the Wheel

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A thought-provoking insight into the risks and responsibilities faced by drivers is being given this week to hundreds of new and aspiring young motorists.Sixth-year pupils from schools across the Capital are taking part in...

Investigation continues into fatal fire in Livingston

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Police are continuing to investigate a fatal fire at a house in Graham Way in the Knightsridge area of Livingston which took place around 4am on Saturday 17th November.Following the fire being extinguished by...
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Investigation underway following fatal fire in West Lothian

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An investigation is on-going surrounding the circumstances behind a fatal fire in West Lothian. Emergency services were called to a home on Knightsridge East Road in Livingston shortly before 4am this morning and a person...

Firefighters’ anguish as they prepare for their busiest night of the year

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An experienced firefighter has told how he feared for his crew’s safety after being confronted by a baying mob in a “warzone” last Bonfire Night.Watch Manager Glynn McAffer and his firefighters had been mobilised...

Witness appeal following deliberate fire in Livingston

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a wilful fire raising which took place around 6.50pm last night in the Canberra Street area of Livingston.Detective Constable Barry Carlin of Livingston CID said: “A fire was deliberately started in...

Firefighters warn of zero tolerance approach to deliberate fires this autumn

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Firefighters were drafted to more than two thousand deliberate fires during last year’s Bonfire season, latest figures reveal.The statistics show that crews responded to 1214 secondary fires - such as bonfires – as well...

Children injured following partial collapse of a ceiling at Tranent Church Hall

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A number of children suffered minor superficial injuries following the partial collapse of a ceiling at Tranent Church Hall in Tranent, East Lothian, shortly before 7pm on Tuesday.Emergency services attended the scene and there...

Firefighters tackle huge blaze at Fountainbridge Italian restaurant

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Around 30 firefighters spent over seven hours tackling a huge blaze at Badabing Italian Restaurant in Fountainbridge which started shortly after 2am this morning.The restaurant was empty at the time and an investigation is underway to establish...

Three taken to hospital after possible chemical incident at Scottish Gas HQ

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Thirteen people have received treatment for minor illness, and three of those people have been taken to hospital for further observation following  a suspected chemical incident at a Scottish Gas building on Waterfront Avenue yesterday...

Witness appeal following deliberate fire in Gilmerton

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Police are appealing for witnesses following fire which was set deliberately around 12.50 am on Sunday morning in an outbuilding in Gilmerton Dykes Crescent.Two men wearing tracksuits with hoods were seen in the area. Officers...

Seventeen people evacuated after fire in Restalrig flat

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Seventeen people had to be evacuated after a fire broke out at a ground-floor flat in Restalrig Crescent in the early hours of this morning.Six were given oxygen at the scene, before three of those...

Fire dog Diesel launches his own twitter account

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The country's hottest fire dog is set to go viral today with the launch of his own Twitter account.Diesel – filmed here in protective “doggles” – will tell his fans about how he works...

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service welcome 58 new firefighters

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Scotland’s Chief Fire Officer has formally welcomed almost 60 new firefighters who will work to protect communities across the country.The trainees graduated at The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s National Training Centre, Cambuslang following...

Police probe deliberate fire at North Berwick farm

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a deliberate fire which took place near to Wamphray Farm on North Berwick Law at around 5pm on Sunday 22 July.A disused building containing a number of household appliances was...

Investigation underway following fire on Mortonhall Golf Course

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An investigation is underway to establish the cause of a large fire on at Edinburgh golf course.More than 30 firefighters were called to Mortonhall Golf Course in Edinburgh shortly after 11.20pm last night.Smoke could...

Six people treated for smoke inhalation following fire at Citadel Court

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An investigation is underway to establish the cause of a fire in Citadel Court on Admiralty Street Leith.Residents were evacuated from the tower block after a fire broke out in a stairwell around 10pm on...

Firefighters spent 10-hours tackling blaze on Arthur’s Seat

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Firefighters spent 10-hours tackling a large wildfire on Arthur's Seat at the weekend.Six fire appliances attended the scene around 1.40pm on Sunday after  smoke could be seen rising above the peak.Around 30 officers attended with firefighters using water backpacks to...

Man charged in connection with deliberate fire at flat in Loanhead

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Police investigating following a fire at a flat in Loanhead have charged a 50-year-old man.Emergency services attended the property on the High Street at around 8.15pm on Saturday 19th May.The fire is being treated as...

Take care in the country – fire danger highlighted

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Scottish Natural Heritage have both offered timely advice to help anyone visiting the countryside (or the Braids or Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh where there have reportedly been...

Firefighters help drive the ‘Be Water Aware’ campaign

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Over 300 people in the UK tragically die every year after tripping, falling or simply underestimating the risks of being near water.Many people who accidently drown never intended to enter the water, statistics show.Now,...

Firefighters tackle large blaze at restaurant near Haymarket Railway Station

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Firefighters tackled a large blaze at a restaurant on Dalry Road last night.Emergency services were alerted shortly after 9pm to the fire at the Sombrero Bar near to Haymarket Railway Station.A number of nearby roads closed while firefighters extinguished the fire.A...

Man in critical condition after fire in West Granton flat

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A man is in critical condition at St John's Hospital after a fire at a top floor flat of a three-storey block on West Granton Road which took place around  7.50am on Wednesday morning.More than 20 firefighters...

Man hospitalised following fire at Dalry tenement

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A man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary suffering from smoke inhalation following a fire at a four-storey tenement in Downfield Place which left people trapped on the upper floors.Several children and adults were evacuated from...

Witness appeal following suspicious wheelie bin fire in Livingston

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire which started around 12.35am on Saturday 24 March at an address in the Primrose Place area.Two wheelie bins outside the property were deliberately set alight, causing...

Fire in Causewayside shop started in fuse box

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Causewayside was closed to traffic for a period yesterday following a fire in a shop.Emergency services were called to the Foam Shop on Causewayside at 8.15am.No-one was injured and there were no reports of...

Witness appeal following deliberate fire in Livingston

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fire which was started deliberately in an extension to the rear of a property in Falcon Brae area of Livingston around 10pm last night.The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and...

Firefighters dealt with 2782 blazes across Scotland over two month period

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews dealt with a total of 2,782 such blazes across the country between March and April 2017.And there were 2,830 deliberate fires over the same period the previous...

SFRS breaks ground on new £12 million training facility based in Edinburgh

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has broken ground on a new, multi-million pound training centre in Edinburgh.It will boast the capacity and latest cutting edge technology to train more than 1,600 frontline firefighters annually to respond...
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