Posted on 17th May 2013
Despite the number of fire incidents decreasing over the past 10 years, the number of active fire fighters has remained the same sparking a governmental debate over transformation of the fire service.
Now retired Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser, Sir Ken Knight suggested a reform on the fire service which included cutting jobs and creating one single fire service for England, rather than the 46 separate services currently active in the country.
Posted on 16th May 2013
Neighbours helped their local community offering clothes, toys and money to families affected by fire damage in a block of flats yesterday.
At one point 22 firefighters from High Wycombe and Beaconsfield fire stations were at the scene of the ground floor flat fire in Welles Road, Micklefield, which was caused by a tumble dryer catching alight.
Posted on 15th May 2013
A popular stationery shop in the center of Wembley that had suffered severe fire damage has opened its doors to customers after being closed for months.
Westlakes in Wembley High Road suffered thousands of pounds worth of fire damage following the blaze in November last year in which the back of the shop was completely destroyed.
Posted on 14th May 2013
Fire crews were busy tackling fires at a barn and a flat last night.
Firefighters were called shortly after 9pm to reports of a fire in Woodhall Road, Pinner, where a large amount of hay was alight.
Posted on 13th May 2013
A bus depot in Cornwall has been set on fire destroying 35 buses in Summercourt, near Newquay. The fire damage spread across 35 buses including two brand new buses and destroyed a third of the company’s vehicles causing severe disruptions. The family based business has been running since 1998.
Posted on 9th May 2013
Fire damage has destroyed a children’s playground last night and was started deliberately according to local police investigating. Four fire engines and about 210 firefighters tackled the flames in the park off Skinner Street, Finsbury.
Posted on 8th May 2013
The Children’s Trust Charity Shop Suffers Flood Damage in Guildford Street. A window was vandalised in couple of months ago, was again struck with bad news, this time with water pouring out of the front of the shop. Store manager David Foster said a tap had been left running on the floor above, causing the ceiling to fall through “Six ceiling tiles fell down and it flooded the whole carpet,” he said.
Posted on 7th May 2013
A house fire causes extensive fire damage at a home in North Cheriton. The ground floor of a house near the town of Templecombe was damaged by fire early yesterday evening. Firefighters from Wincanton, Castle Combe and Sherborne were called to the blaze at North Cheriton shortly before 5.30pm to tackle the blaze.
Posted on 3rd May 2013
A boy has been arrested after a major fire was started at a scrap yard in Fife, Scotland. The fire was so big that 70 fire fighters were involved in putting the fire out. The scrap yard in Randolph industrial estate was allegedly started by the 16 year old on Monday evening after a passerby heard an explosion.