Fatalities category

06 Mar 2014

Two dead after overnight house fire in County Galway

Two people have been found dead after a house fire in the Republic of Ireland. The blaze, at a block of flats on Railway Road, Gort, was reported to the emergency services at 02:50 GMT. The body of a 38-year-old man and a second body, believed to be that of a woman in her 60s, […]

04 Mar 2014

Ardee funeral home fire: Man’s body recovered

The body of a 30-year-old man has been recovered following a fire at a coffin-making factory in County Louth in the Republic of Ireland. The man, who was Lithuanian, worked at Finlay’s Coffin and Casket Services in Ardee. It is thought that he got trapped when the fire broke out at the factory at 17:15 […]

03 Mar 2014

Man dies in ‘severe’ house fire at Beighton

A man in his 60s has died in a “severe” house fire in the Beighton area of Sheffield. Fire crews called to Poplar Avenue on Monday afternoon found the fire had burned through the roof of the house. Crews wearing breathing equipment found the man, who has not been named, on the first floor of […]

03 Mar 2014

Crewe house fire: Woman dies in ‘fridge fault’ blaze

A 74-year-old woman died in a house fire thought to have been caused by a faulty fridge-freezer, the fire service said. The blaze started in a bungalow on Prior Close, Wistaston, near Crewe, on Saturday evening. An initial investigation suggested there was an electrical fault with the appliance, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said. A […]

03 Mar 2014

Slyfield Green fatal fire: Arrested man released

A man arrested over the death of a World War Two soldier killed in a house fire in Surrey has been released. Frederyk “Fred” Kucharski, 92, was rescued from the fire in Slyfield Green, Guildford, on 6 July 2013, but died in hospital five days later. A 37-year-old woman arrested over the suspected arson attack […]

01 Nov 2010

Homeless fire couple claim London Fire Brigade bosses let them down

An Enfield family left combing through ashes for personal possessions after their home was gutted in a fire said the Emergency fire cover organised by the LFB let them down. Roula and Dougie Spanos of Birkbeck Road said the efforts of the fire fighters employed by the private company were “appalling and ludicrous.” This was […]

15 Jun 2010

Two firefighters killed in Southampton flat fire

Two firefighters have been killed while tackling a fire at a high-rise block of flats in Southampton. The fire broke out at the 15-storey Shirley Towers in Church Street shortly after 20:00 BST on Tuesday 7 April 2010