Miscellaneous category

19 Feb 2014

Poole Parkstone Road flats evacuated after ‘e-cigarette fire’

About 30 people were evacuated from flats in Poole due to a fire which is thought to have been caused by the charging of an electronic cigarette. It took more than 40 firefighters to tackle the blaze which started at about 09:30 GMT on the ninth floor of the Parkstone Road flats. Dorset Fire and […]

19 Feb 2014

Firefighters tackle blaze at Blackdown Hall, Leamington

Around 50 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at an apartment complex in Leamington. It is understood the fire at Blackdown Hall, Leamington, started on the first floor before spreading to the roof. Crews were initially called to the former Edwardian home, which has been converted into flats, shortly before 13:45 GMT. One firefighter was […]

19 Feb 2014

Perth fire: Resident jumped from top floor flat

A man suffered serious injuries after jumping from a burning top floor flat. Firefighters were called to the blaze at St Catherine’s Square in Perth at about 23:30 on Tuesday. When they arrived, they were faced with a large fire on the top floor of a four-storey block. The 26-year-old man had already jumped from […]

17 Feb 2014

North London pavement bursts into flames

Fifty people had to be moved from a shopping street in north London after a pavement burst into flames. The fire, outside a supermarket in Caledonian Road, Islington, was apparently caused by an electrical fault under a manhole cover. Nobody was injured. The BBC’s Marc Ashdown reports. Source: bbc.co.uk

17 Feb 2014

Essex Police to probe Blue House Farm Community Centre fire

A blaze which destroyed the roof of an Essex community centre is being treated as suspicious, the fire service has said. Blue House Farm Community Centre and the adjoining social club in Laindon were evacuated after a fire broke out on Sunday afternoon. The fire started in the roof area of the community centre. A […]

16 Feb 2014

Two taken to hospital after warehouse fire

A man and a woman were taken to hospital after a fire at a warehouse in Canning Town, east London. Just under 100 firefighters were called at 23:07 GMT on Saturday to tackle the blaze in a warehouse on Shipman Road. The man sustained burns and the woman suffered smoke inhalation. London Fire Brigade said […]

14 Feb 2014

Borth fire crews tackle bog blaze

Fire has broken out on peat bogland in Ceredigion, causing smoke to billow around the area. Fire crews were called to land close to High Street, Borth, near Aberystwyth, on Friday at 05:20 GMT. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service say the blaze covers approximately a hectare (2.5 acres). A spokesperson said the […]

13 Feb 2014

Howard Crest Hotel on fire on Blackpool promenade

A fire that broke out at a hotel on Blackpool promenade is under control. The fire on the top floor of the Howard Crest Hotel in Bolton Street started at about 13:40 GMT and eight fire engines were in attendance, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) said. The hotel is undergoing repairs after being damaged […]

13 Feb 2014

Derbyshire Fire says station closures are a ‘last resort’

Plans to shut 19 fire stations across Derbyshire and make firefighters redundant to save the fire authority money have been scrapped. The fire authority said it would instead approve new proposals to save the service money. The decision comes after 85% of people who took part in a consultation said they were against the closures. […]

18 Jan 2014

Magnesium fire at Nottinghamshire industrial unit tackled with powder

Firefighters have been tackling a fire with powder after fire broke out at a Nottinghamshire industrial unit containing magnesium. About 20 people were inside the Meridian factory on Orchard Way, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, when it started at about 12:00 GMT. One person was taken to hospital after inhaling smoke. An officer said crews could not use […]