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Shankill bonfire: Belfast terraced houses gutted in fire

Two terraced houses have been gutted and one damaged close to a bonfire in the Shankill area of Belfast. Fire fighters said at this stage it looked like the fires at Hopewell Square may have been caused by burning embers carried through the air. Investigations are continuing. Eleventh night bonfires…

Fire union strike

A fire union strike will take place this coming Friday and the following Monday, as the battle rages over pension cutbacks. The Fire Brigades Union ( FBU ) is organising the walkout, which comes either side of Bonfire Night, one of the busiest times of year for fire departments. Union…

Bonfire Safety Guidelines

If you have a bonfire, follow these simple guidelines: Warn your neighbours beforehand - so they are aware and can make necessary preparations Only burn dry material, do not burn anythign which is wet or damp, this causes more smoke Check there are no cables (telephone wires etc) above the…

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