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Homes Destroyed

Sixty homes destroyed in blaze Dozens of families have been told they "may never be able to enter their homes again" after a major fire destroyed 60 flats in Wigan. About 50 firefighters remain at the six-storey Wharfside block, on Heritage Way, after the blaze broke out on the top floor at about 04:00 BST […]

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£45k fire safety fine

MDS Recycling £45k fire safety fine  A £45k fire safety fine (the largest ever fine) handed to a Welsh company for flouting fire safety regulations has been given to a Torfaen recycling firm. Cwmbran-based MDS Recycling was ordered to pay £45,000 plus £3,207 costs at Cwmbran Magistrates' Court. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service brought the case […]

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Landlord Given Prison Sentence

Landlord Given Prison Sentence Students had to be rescued from the multi-occupancy premises at Nine Tree Hill in Cotham after a fire in January 2012. Landlord Garreth Wilson was found to have breached fire safety regulations and afterwards was handed a four-month suspended prison sentence and told to pay £10,000 costs. But Bristol Crown Court heard […]

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Pallet Yard Blaze

Rainham Pallet Yard Blaze The smoke from the fire yesterday evening at a pallet yard in East Hall Lane.  More than 80 firefighters tackled a huge blaze at a pallet yard yesterday evening. The London Fire Brigade was called at 7.57pm to East Hall Lane, Rainham, where a large stack of pallets and an outer […]

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Recycling Plant Fire

Huge Recycling Plant Fire near Ancaster Up to 12 fire crews are tackling a large fire involving 400 bales of household waste and carpets near Ancaster. Crews were called to the giant blaze on the High Dyke at Barkston Heath at 1.57am this morning (Tuesday). There have been reports that the smoke could be seen […]

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Arson is the largest cause of fire

Arson is the largest cause of fire in commercial premises. Don't Lose Your Livelihood to Arson.  In the first half of 2009, the ABI reported that insurers paid out £639 million for damage caused by fire, and arson counts for half of all fire in commercial premises. It is estimated that 20 schools per week are affected […]

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Fire in BT Data Centre

Fire Causes BT Data Center Outage Fire in a network room of a telco building in Belfast, UK, caused a BT data center outage Wednesday morning, affecting numerous customers, including government agencies. The fire was reported at 6 am local time, and firefighters extinguished it quickly, but turned off power to the entire data center […]

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Arson Destroys 200 Year Old Building

Arson Destroys 200-Year-Old Building. The roof of the 200-year-old church was completely destroyed in the fire(Hampshire Fire and Rescue service) A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a 200-year-old Grade II listed church caught on fire in Hampshire. A 17-year-old boy was arrested following the fire at the All Saints Church in […]

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Bar Managers Jailed

Hulme Shisha Bar Managers Jailed in Fire Safety Prosecution. Bosses of a Manchester shisha bar which posed such a risk to the public it had to be demolished have been sent down for their ‘blatant disregard for fire safety’. In one of the ‘most complex fire safety prosecutions in the UK’, six defendants from The […]

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Responsible Person

Are you the "Responsible Person"? The Reform Order for Fire is the legislation and guidance for managing fire safety in the workplace, and requires a responsible person to to charge of managing fire safety. Ensuring that the Fire Risk Assessment is carried out and regularly reviewed falls to the 'responsible person', meaning that they must have the expertise […]

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