Miscellaneous category

06 Nov 2013

Asbestos fear at Siteserv fire on Llandow Industrial Estate

Police warn residents living within a two-mile radius of a “significant” blaze at a recycling plant to keep doors and windows shut amid fears asbestos could be burning. Officers say the fire at Siteserv on the Llandow Industrial Estate, Vale of Glamorgan, could burn for two days. The fire broke out at 19:20 GMT on […]

01 Nov 2013

Firefighters to stage strike ahead of Bonfire Night

Firefighters in England and Wales are set to stage a fresh strike in a row with the government over pension ages. Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out between 18:30 and 23:00 GMT on Friday and for two hours on Monday. As a result, fire chiefs urged people to put back any domestic […]

30 Sep 2013

‘Fear and terror’ of Thames boat fire passengers

An investigation is under way after 30 people were rescued from a fire on an amphibious tourist vessel on the River Thames in central London. Many people jumped into the river from the London Duck Tours craft. All the passengers and crew were rescued by the emergency services and a passing tourist boat. One of […]

24 Sep 2013

Fire at London Park Royal industrial unit

A fire broke out yesterday at an industrial unit in north-west London. More than half of the unit on Midland Terrace, in Park Royal, was on fire and about 80 firefighters were at the scene. Ten people were evacuated from nearby homes as firefighters tackle the flames. London Fire Brigade warned residents to close windows and doors. The […]

24 Sep 2013

Blisworth fire: Pro Tiler blaze cost ‘up to £250,000’

The owners of a tile business that lost two of its three units in a fire say it has lost stock worth up to £250,000. About 50 firefighters tackled the fire at Pro Tiler Tools on the JBJ business park in Blisworth on Friday. The firm reopened for business on Monday but said the two […]

04 Sep 2013

Eye witness describes scene of devastation in aftermath of flat fire in Woodford Green

The extent of the damage caused from a blaze that ripped through a 10th floor flat in Woodford Green on Saturday has become clear today. The fire also damaged two adjacent flats and two people – a man and a woman – suffered smoke inhalation and the man was taken to hospital by London Ambulance […]

31 Jul 2013

Elderly residents evacuated from Sussex care home after fire

A fire at a care home forced elderly residents to be evacuated and temporarily re-housed at a church hall in Sussex. The fire at the flats in Warrior Square, St Leonards, took place July 28th at 08:30 BST. Thirty-two of the home’s residents were evacuated and taken to a church hall while Hastings Borough Council […]

15 Jul 2013

Residents evacuated from Bow flats amid high-rise blaze

About 200 people were evacuated from a high rise block of flats in east London after a fire broke out. Around 80 firefighters attended the scene at Dorrington Point on Bromley High Street in Bow at 13:20 BST. A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said one person was taken to hospital and four others were […]

15 Jul 2013

Southampton block of flats evacuated during fire

A blocks of flats in Southampton has been evacuated after a fire broke out. About 30 firefighters were called to Rosida Gardens in Hill Lane after the blaze started in a first floor flat and spread to the flat above. Hampshire Fire and Rescue service said two adults and a child were led to safety […]

15 Jul 2013

Shop store room fire breaks out in Manchester city centre

More than 60 firefighters tackled a fire in the underground store room of a shop in Manchester city centre. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the fire broke out in Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter at about 14:50 BST on Sunday. It said firefighters were taking turns to go underground to tackle the […]