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04 Feb 2014

Walsall crews tackle severe fire at battery warehouse

Fifty firefighters are tackling a “severe” fire on an industrial site near Walsall. The blaze, at G and P Batteries Ltd in Darlaston, is believed to be in a warehouse storing lithium batteries, the fire service said. Ten fire engines were sent to the site on Willenhall Road after being called at 14:25 GMT. Some […]

04 Feb 2014

Llandow fire lasting two weeks was accident, fire service finds

A huge blaze at a Vale of Glamorgan industrial estate that burned for more than two weeks started accidentally, investigators say. The fire at Siteserv on the Vale Business Park in Llandow could be seen across the Bristol channel when it broke out on 26 November. Almost 90 firefighters tackled the blaze of recycled material. […]

04 Feb 2014

Ironbridge Power Station fire tackled

Fifty firefighters have tackled a blaze in a turbine hall at a power station. Crews called to the site in Ironbridge, Shropshire, waited more than an hour to begin tackling the fire with water while the electricity generating turbines were isolated. The fire service said there had been no reports of injuries after the blaze […]

02 Feb 2014

Smoke advice over Sherburn-in-Elmet tyre fire clean-up

More smoke will come from a huge tyre fire as clean-up teams begin removing debris, residents have been warned. The fire, involving more than 15,000 tonnes of tyres, started on 16 January at the Newgen Recycling Centre in Sherburn-in-Elmet near Leeds. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the fire could burn “for another week”. Crews […]

01 Feb 2014

Fire at Watford church blamed on arsonists

A fire which badly damaged a church in Watford has been blamed on arsonists. Police believe the fire at the Derby Road Baptist Church was started between 07:00 and 09:00 GMT. Det Insp Matt Phillips, of Hertfordshire Police, said his officers were working with colleagues from the Fire and Rescue Service. He said the church […]

31 Jan 2014

Woman dies in Brightlingsea boatyard fire

A woman has died in a house boat fire at an Essex boatyard. Essex Police is currently at the scene following the fire at LH Morgan and Sons (Marine) in Brightlingsea. The cause of the fire, reported at 07:40 GMT, is under investigation though it is not thought to be suspicious. The woman’s identity has […]

31 Jan 2014

Rochdale asbestos mill fire: Residents told to close windows

Residents were told to keep doors and windows closed after a fire broke out at a former asbestos mill in Rochdale. About 30 firefighters spent the night dealing with a blaze at the derelict Turner and Newall mill after being called at about 23:10 GMT. The fire on Rooley Moor Road has been contained, Greater […]

31 Jan 2014

Paddington flats evacuated after 19th floor fire

About 150 people were evacuated from a block of flats in central London after a fire broke out on the 19th floor. Residents at the block on Harrow Road in Paddington were alerted to the fire at 02:30 GMT and 35 firefighters were called to the scene. The flat where the fire originated was badly […]

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 […]

18 Jan 2014

Sherburn-in-Elmet tyre blaze firefighters remain

Firefighters remain on “watching brief” at a blaze that sent up a plume of smoke so thick it could be seen from space. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue warn it could take several days to let the smouldering tyres burn out. The fire at Newgen Recycling Centre in Sherburn-in-Elmet among 15,000 tonnes of tyres started […]

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