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'Tangled' dog rescued from shoreline

Rob England

BBC News Online

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Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

A dog which disappeared after chasing birds on rocks on Jersey's west coast has been rescued by fire crews.

Felice's owner called the fire service at about 10:00 on Tuesday from the La Pulente slipway.

Felice was found "tangled" in her harness on the rocks between La Pulente and Le Petit Port, and was brought safely back to her owner.

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Eight rescued from French yacht after it runs aground

BBC Radio Jersey

Eight people have been rescued after their yacht ran aground off Gorey last night.

The St Catherine's inshore lifeboat, Jersey Fire and Rescue and a local fishing boat assisted after the 45ft yacht got into difficulties on a reef just west of the harbour entrance.

It ran aground and was in danger because of strong winds and a rough sea, rescuers said.

The lifeboat was already in the area, but, because of the challenging conditions, its crew asked for extra help to save the yacht. Jersey Fire sent one of its RIB vessels, and a local fishing boat helped too.

It took an hour for all three to push the yacht off the reef and into the safety of the harbour.

It's thought the rescued vessel's hull and propeller were damaged on the rocks.

Coastguards said all of the crew on the yacht were wearing safety gear.

Man in hospital in UK after Jersey explosion

BBC Radio Jersey

One person has been flown to hospital in the UK after an explosion in the accommodation area of a Jersey farm this weekend.

Its thought a gas leak caused the blast on Saturday night in St Clement. Police say one man was seriously burned, and two others who went into the building to rescue him were also hurt.

The fire department says it's important to make sure all gas appliances are regularly serviced.

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Three injured in gas explosion

BBC Radio Jersey

A man was seriously injured in a gas explosion in Jersey at the weekend. Jersey Fire say two other people were hurt when they tried to rescue the man.

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Jersey Fire and Rescue

Fire crews say tiles were blown off the building, windows blown out and the walls were bulging after a suspected gas leak ignited. They say a neighbour and another person went inside the building, where a fire had started, and dragged the man out.

The man they tried to rescue went to hospital with serious injuries. One rescuer was treated at the scene for the effects of breathing in smoke and the other was taken to hospital after suffering burns to his hands.

Jersey Gas is helping the Fire Service with its investigation into what happened.

Tray left on hob causes house fire

Rob England

BBC News Online

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Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

A neighbour who tried to extinguish a kitchen fire in St Brelade has been treated for minor burns.

The fire was caused by a plastic tray being left on an electric hob.

Two firefighters dealt with the flames which damaged the hob cooker and extraction unit.

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Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

La Collette Fire: Batteries must be taken out of dumped electricals - States

BBC Radio Jersey

La Collette Fire
Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

People dumping electrical items at the recycling centre at La Collette will have to take batteries out following yesterday's fire.

The States said from tomorrow, batteries must be removed from any small electrical appliances by owners to "reduce the risk of fire".

Crews spent eight hours fighting a blaze believed to have been started by a burning battery.

A shed full of an estimated 90 tonnes of waste electrical equipment was destroyed.

Recycling plant closed today after huge blaze

BBC Radio Jersey

A Jersey recycling plant will be closed today after a large fire in a shed which contained old electrical equipment.

Officers took eight hours to bring the blaze at La Collette under control, and it wasn't finally extinguished until about midnight.

It's thought the fire started when an old battery ignited and set fire to plastic in old appliances nearby.

Station commander Jason Masterman told the BBC it was a difficult fire to tackle because they had to move about 90 tonnes of waste appliances to get to the heart of the blaze.

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Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

Recycling plant machinery used to 'pick up waste' during huge blaze

Rob England

BBC News Online

Fire crews attempting to put out a large fire at a recycling centre in Jersey said machinery from the site was used to move some of the waste.

It's estimated about 90 tonnes of electrical appliances caught fire in a shed at La Collette on Thursday.

Jersey Fire and Rescue Service thanked staff at the centre for their help using a piece of machinery which was able to pick up electrical appliances in the fire, so crew could extinguish hot spots.

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BBC
Jason Masterman, from the fire service, helped tackle the blaze

Driver appeal after car crashes and overturns

Rob England

BBC News Online

Police are trying to find the driver of a car that crashed and ended up on its roof in St Peter, Jersey.

At about 02:45 a resident on Jubilee Hill called the police after hearing a “loud bang” nearby.

A grey Ford Fiesta Zetec was found on its roof, but the driver was not in the vehicle or in the area.

Police deployed a dog unit to search the area before clearing the road.

Officers are still searching for the driver.

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