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South West Ambulance Service say 15 people needed treatment for 'minor injuries and eye irritations' after a chemical spill in Pool.
None were taken to hospital or required further treatment.
Emergency services were called in on Tuesday after a drum reportedly fell off a lorry on Dudnance Lane. The area was been cordoned off, with crews from six areas on the scene, along with police and ambulance services.
Fire crews are dealing with a chemical spill at a laundry company in Pool, near Redruth.
The incident started after a drum reportedly fell off a lorry on Dudnance Lane. The area has been cordoned off, with crews from six areas on the scene, along with police and ambulance services.
People are being advised to avoid the surrounding area.
8 fire appliances at large agricultural fire near Winterbourne Abbas - avoid area if possible- more details to follow
The fire at the Polish church on Cheltenham Road in Bristol today is thought to have been caused by candles.
Around 30 firefighters worked to bring the fire under control.
Katie Rowlett reports.
A priest and his sister are being treated for smoke inhalation after fire badly damaged a church in Bristol.
The blaze at the Polish Church on Cheltenham Road spread to the roof and was caused by candles.
Russell Bennett is from Avon Fire & Rescue Service...
Part of the inside and the roof of the Polish Church on the Gloucester Road in Bristol have been damaged by fire.
Firefighters say it's thought the blaze, which caused by candles, was accidental.
A man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
A fire has broken out at the Polish Church on Gloucester Road, Bristol. No one is reported to be injured. The A38 (Cheltenham Road) is closed in both directions between Cotham Row and Upper York Street as a result.
Chief Fire Officers across the West Country insist their services will be able to respond to emergencies when firefighters go on strike tomorrow. But they warn response times could be slower.
The Fire Brigades Union has called a four hour strike starting at midday. Its members are unhappy about proposed changes to their retirement age and pension contributions. Duncan Sleightholme reports.
The only requirements for applicants are that they must be of a minimum age of 18, reasonably fit and healthy and live or work within five minutes of their local fire station.
“We welcome enquiries from all sections of the community and the successful applicants will be paid a monthly retainer fee plus additional for call outs. It’s also a chance to become a crucial member of a highly trained and tight-knit team.
Retained firefighters help save lives by attending emergencies, including fighting fires, chemical spills, road traffic accidents and animal rescues. They are also trained in specialist skills such as cliff and water rescue and breathing apparatus support and can be called upon to provide these skills at major incidents anywhere in the county.
Being a retained firefighter is one of the most exciting and rewarding jobs you can do and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service couldn't operate without their dedication and commitment.
It’s such a valuable service to provide to your local community and I would encourage people to apply if they feel it’s a commitment they could make.”