Fire crews called to blazes across County Durham

The Northern Echo: Busy night for fire fighters in County Durham Busy night for fire fighters in County Durham

FIRE fighters across County Durham have been called to a series of blazes tonight, including incidents in Darlington, Willington, Peterlee, Horden and Newton Aycliffe.

Crews in Darlington were called to a fire in a bin cupboard at Dunrobin Close.

One person was evacuated and had to be treated for the effects of smoke inhalation.

In Willington, fire fighters from Crook were called to a blaze in the woods the back of the Victoria Club.

A crew from Peterlee attended reports of a fire on the green at Dene Avenue in Shotton, while a crew from Wheatley Hill was called to a fire outside a block of flats at Bracken Dale Court, Peterlee. 

Two crews from Peterlee also attended a kitchen fire at Park Terrace in Horden.

A small fire in the grill pan of the cooker left the appliance badly damaged.

Elsewhere, a crew was called to the woods just off Burn Lane in Newton Aycliffe, where there was said to be a small fire.

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11:29pm Wed 16 Apr 14

RachieM says...

Should it really take up newspaper space just to say that the fire service have responded to a few jobs across the whole of County Durham in a day? Quite embarrassing really, given that's what we pay our taxes for. Imagine if the other emergency services wrote about how many jobs they had attended across the county in a day...
Should it really take up newspaper space just to say that the fire service have responded to a few jobs across the whole of County Durham in a day? Quite embarrassing really, given that's what we pay our taxes for. Imagine if the other emergency services wrote about how many jobs they had attended across the county in a day... RachieM
  • Score: 10

12:41am Thu 17 Apr 14

Voice-of-reality says...

Its because the fire service spend so little of their time responding to fires that it is newsworthy - nevertheless they work so hard that they must strike to protect their deserved pay
Its because the fire service spend so little of their time responding to fires that it is newsworthy - nevertheless they work so hard that they must strike to protect their deserved pay Voice-of-reality
  • Score: -4

5:54am Thu 17 Apr 14

stevegg says...

Just shows how underused the fire service is when they are called to half a dozen incicdents in one day it makes the local news - ITS THEIR JOB!
Just shows how underused the fire service is when they are called to half a dozen incicdents in one day it makes the local news - ITS THEIR JOB! stevegg
  • Score: 5

7:51am Thu 17 Apr 14

oxbridge says...

Looks like a case of idle hands during the school holidays.
Looks like a case of idle hands during the school holidays. oxbridge
  • Score: 6

12:45pm Thu 17 Apr 14

cromwell1599 says...

"Fire engines go to fires !"....... No Duncan Bannatyne stories today then ?
"Fire engines go to fires !"....... No Duncan Bannatyne stories today then ? cromwell1599
  • Score: 3

1:12pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Awake-in-Darlo says...

RachieM wrote:
Should it really take up newspaper space just to say that the fire service have responded to a few jobs across the whole of County Durham in a day? Quite embarrassing really, given that's what we pay our taxes for. Imagine if the other emergency services wrote about how many jobs they had attended across the county in a day...
What WAS the point of this story anyway ? Totally agree. However just shows
avoidable incidents which happen, what does it cost to take a fire engine out to show a resident how to smother a burnt parmo on their grill ? Awww their grillpan was damaged. And who drops a burning object or fag end in a litter bin ? No wonder fire service is costly. GCSE`s in Common Sense needed.
[quote][p][bold]RachieM[/bold] wrote: Should it really take up newspaper space just to say that the fire service have responded to a few jobs across the whole of County Durham in a day? Quite embarrassing really, given that's what we pay our taxes for. Imagine if the other emergency services wrote about how many jobs they had attended across the county in a day...[/p][/quote]What WAS the point of this story anyway ? Totally agree. However just shows avoidable incidents which happen, what does it cost to take a fire engine out to show a resident how to smother a burnt parmo on their grill ? Awww their grillpan was damaged. And who drops a burning object or fag end in a litter bin ? No wonder fire service is costly. GCSE`s in Common Sense needed. Awake-in-Darlo
  • Score: 3

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