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Bullwell shelving factory hit by fire

An East Midlands factory caught fire on Tuesday 3rd December 2013 leading to widespread evacuations and the town at a standstill. The Nottingham Post reported that 30 firefighters were called to the blaze where homes nearby had to be evacuated due to fears of an explosion.  This led to transport disruptions with trams, trains and […]

Dorking petrol station hit by fire

The petrol station shop fire resulted in surrounding roads being closed whilst firefighters put out the flames with some 30 firefighters called to the scene. Luckily nobody was seriously injured during the incident, however 2 members of staff were treated for smoke inhalation.

Croydon chicken shop in breach of fire safety laws

A takeaway chicken shop in Croydon has been found guilty of flouting fire safety laws and the owner has been given a 15-month suspended sentence.  The building was found to have no smoke alarm, no separation between the kitchen and staircase, lack of fire resistant and self-closing doors to the bedrooms, no emergency lights on […]

Roofing Contractor ordered to pay £21 Million

Contractor to pay £21m damages after factory blaze A roofing contractor has been ordered to pay more than £21 million in damages after a fire ripped through a copper tubing factory the firm was working in. The blaze at Mueller Europe Limited’s factory in Bilston, West Midlands, was caused by gas heaters igniting a scaffolding […]

Council Fined £30,000

Warwickshire County council has been fined £30,000 over the deaths of four fire-fighters at a warehouse fire in Atherstone on Stour in 2007.

National Retailer fined £21,000

National retailer fined for fire safety offences Dec 2012. MartinMcoll Ltd has been ordered to pay more than £21,000 after pleading guilty to five charges under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Somerset museum could be forced to close due to fire safety breaches

A museum in Somerset could be forced to close as it currently breaches fire safety regulations. Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service (DSFRS) has warned Patrick Cook, the owner of the Bakelite Museum in Williton, that the old mill which houses the museum needs to be modified to meet current fire safety laws, reportsthisissomerset.co.uk. […]

Fire safety breaches found in Lambeth council-run buildings

A number of council-run buildings in Lambeth were found to be in breach of fire safety regulations last year, it has been revealed. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) issued a series of fire safety enforcement notices to the council in 2011 in relation to its schools, children’s clubs and sheltered housing accommodation, reports The South […]

Changes to Devon & Somerset fire log changes could hide cuts, says union

The Fire Brigades Union ( FBU ) has expressed its concern that Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service’s (DSFRS) decision to stop publishing full attendance records at incidents will hide future cuts. The fire safety service will now only publish the time it takes for the first fire engine to attend a call, not […]

Changes to Devon & Somerset fire log changes could hide cuts, says union

The Fire Brigades Union ( FBU ) has expressed its concern that Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service’s (DSFRS) decision to stop publishing full attendance records at incidents will hide future cuts. The fire safety service will now only publish the time it takes for the first fire engine to attend a call, not […]