Miscellaneous category

19 Mar 2014

Longdon-upon-Tern pub fire: Couple left without home

A landlord and landlady have lost their home and business after a fire gutted a Shropshire pub. More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Tayleur Arms in Longdon-upon-Tern, near Bratton, in the early hours of Wednesday. About 90% of the property was damaged, the fire service said. Richard and Eve Harvey had lived […]

12 Mar 2014

Caerphilly fire: Shop badly damaged in Cardiff Road blaze

A town centre shop has been badly damaged in a fire which led to neighbouring premises being evacuated. The blaze at a clothes shop on Cardiff Road, Caerphilly, led to nearby residents being advised to keep their windows closed. Seven fire crews from as far afield as the Vale of Glamorgan were at the scene […]

06 Mar 2014

Bird pinches smoking butt and starts flat fire

A bird started a fire in a flat in Stockwell last night, the London Fire Brigade believes. Fire investigators think a bird nicked a smouldering cigarette butt and dropped it into a nest in the roof area, causing it to catch light. Fire investigation officer Matt Cullen, who examined the scene, said: “When we got […]

06 Mar 2014

Arson attack at Quinn Glass Factory in Derrylin

There has been another arson attack at a business in County Fermanagh formerly owned by ex-billionaire Séan Quinn. Firefighters were called to Quinns Glass Factory on Ballyconnell Road, Derrylin, at 22:05 GMT on Wednesday after a generator was set alight. No-one was hurt and police have said they are treating the fire as arson. There […]

04 Mar 2014

Fire crews could spend ‘several days’ at Salford plant

Firefighters are expected to be at the scene of a major fire at a recycling plant in Salford for several days, Greater Manchester Fire Service said. Eight fire engines tackled the blaze at its height, and train services into and out of Manchester were reduced. Fire crews were called to the paper recycling plant in […]

25 Feb 2014

Wrexham bus fire blamed on electrical fault

An electrical fault has been blamed for a fire which seriously damaged a bus. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the engine fault led to the fire in the vehicle on the A525 at Penley as it travelled between Wrexham and Whitchurch, Shropshire. There were no passengers on board when the fire broke out […]

25 Feb 2014

Jersey fire service blames winter sun for ‘severe fire’

Winter sun has been blamed for a house fire that took 20 firefighters to put out. Jersey Fire and Rescue service said the fire on Friday was caused by suns rays being magnified and reflected by a mirror. Area Commander Mark Johnson said it was rare but had been the cause of several fires in […]

24 Feb 2014

Penarth Leisure Centre visitors tried to fight sauna fire

Witnesses to a fire which broke out in the sauna of a leisure centre have told how they tried to put it out. Around 50 people had to be evacuated from Penarth Leisure Centre, Vale of Glamorgan, on Sunday. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze started at around 17:14 and was out […]

20 Feb 2014

Firefighters tackle Aberdeen esplanade blaze at Jimmy Chung’s

More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a major blaze on the beach esplanade in Aberdeen. Eight crews were sent to the fire in the basement of Jimmy Chung’s restaurant at around 04:20, and that later increased to 10. Flames have destroyed the roof of the building, despite the efforts of crews using a specialist […]

20 Feb 2014

Blackdown Hall fire in Leamington causes ‘severe damage’

A fire that burned into the night at an Edwardian apartment block in Leamington has caused “severe damage”, firefighters have said. The blaze at Blackdown Hall is believed to have started on the first floor at around 13:45 GMT on Wednesday before spreading to the roof. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote When the […]

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