Fire

April 1958.(Looking Back)(Brief article)

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* Fife Fire Brigade has carried out a series of nuclear exercises spread over six successive weekends and involving wholetime, retained and auxiliary personnel. Firemaster A J Greenslade said: "There have been plenty of snags but these were offset by the enthusiasm and interest shown by all concerned."

* Four members of Northumberland Fire Brigade have been awarded the British Empire Medal for Gallantry. They are honoured for their part in tackling a burning railway wagon loaded with explosives.

* Seventeen appliances, including two turntable ladders, from Lancashire, Cheshire, Manchester and Oldham fought a serious fire at a fabric printing mill in Ashton-under-Lyme. …

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