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09 Feb 2014

Woman’s body found after Wallasey house fire

A woman’s body has been found after a house fire on Merseyside. Firefighters were called to Village Way, Wallasey, at 04:30 GMT after smoke alarms alerted neighbours. Three fire engines attended, with firefighters wearing breathing apparatus finding the body in a bedroom on the first floor. Mark Thomas, of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, said […]

09 Feb 2014

Man dies in ‘deliberate’ house fire in Dudley

A man in his 40s has died in a house fire in the West Midlands which police said was started deliberately. A 42-year-old woman and two boys, nine and 15, escaped from the fire which started in the house in Wood Street in Dudley at about 18:10 GMT on Saturday. Police said they had been […]

08 Feb 2014

Man’s body found after Croydon house fire

A man’s body was found by firefighters called to a house fire in south London. Firefighters were called to Addiscombe Court, in Croydon, just after 11:30 GMT where crews found the body of a man in the bedroom on the ground floor. London Fire Brigade said the ground floor of the terraced house was damaged […]

04 Feb 2014

Devizes waste recycle centre fire still alight after a week

A fire at a waste recycling centre in Devizes is still burning a week after it began, the fire service has said. The blaze broke out at the Wiltshire Waste site in Nursteed Road last Tuesday. A Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said a quantity of rubbish was still smouldering, and was expected to […]

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 […]

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