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Thursday, October 26, 2006

No fire without smoke


Fire station wrecked in blaze had no alarm
By Stewart Payne
Last Updated: 1:33am BSTĀ 26/10/2006

A fire station destroyed in a blaze did not have a smoke alarm fitted, an embarrassed brigade spokesman admitted yesterday.
The retained fire station at Arundel, West Sussex, was found to be ablaze when its part-time firemen arrived for work yesterday morning.
Smoke was belching from the unmanned building and they had to call on colleagues from neighbouring towns to put it out.
Crews in six fire engines arrived from Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Worthing and East Preston but were unable to prevent the destruction of the building and the appliance inside.
It emerged that the fire station was not fitted with any form of fire or smoke alarm.
Daily Telegraph

2 Comments:

Blogger gazza27 said...

You must practice what you preach lol

8:40 PM  
Blogger ByronB said...

I must admit I sniggered a bit over this one!

12:11 PM  

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