|27th October 2017:|
Lytchett Matravers industrial unit blaze believed to have started deliberately
A LARGE fire which caused substantial damage to several units at an industrial park in Lytchett Matravers overnight is believed to have been started deliberately.
The blaze at Sunnyside Park on Wimborne Road was tackled by 11 crews following a call from a member of the public at 9.56pm on the 26th October Full story...
|20th April 2017:|
Property company told to pay £460k following fatal retirement home blaze
A property company responsible for managing a retirement home has been ordered to pay a massive fine of £360,000 plus a further £100,000 in costs following a fire which led to the death of an elderly resident. Full story...
|29th March 2017:|
Three Landlords Hit With Fines
Three landlords from High Wycombe have been ordered to pay £18,000 after they were found to be renting out an unsafe property in the area. Noshiba Rehman, Saiqa Bi and Ansar Rehman were fined after their rental property was found to have little fire protection. Officers from Wycombe District Council who visited last year deemed the property to pose significant fire risks to tenants. Full story...
|27th March 2017:|
Bar Stripped of Licence For Fire Safety Failings
A Hastings pub has had its license revoked following a premises license review instigated by East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service. Concerns raised by Sussex Police about The Tub pub on 22 August 2016 prompted a visit by East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service. It was found that no fire risk assessment had been carried out at the premises, the automatic fire detection system and emergency lighting were not being maintained. Other areas of concern included inadequate staff training, as well as a failure to maintain firefighting equipment. Full story...
|14th March 2017:|
£18,000 fine for care home owners who put residents 'in danger'
The owners of the Cavell House care home in Shoreham, which put vulnerable residents in danger by failing to take proper fire safety precautions, have been fined £18,000 plus £4000 in costs. The court was told that the two-storey home owned by Orchard Care, had a minor kitchen fire in April 2014. Full story...
|13th March 2017:|
Shisha bar bosses ordered to pay £300,000 in fines
Bosses of a death-trap shisha bar in Manchester have been ordered to hand over £300,000 to the authorities, reports the Manchester Evening News. Back in 2013, Wali Yaqub and Tajamul Khan ran the Oasis Lounge, a shisha bar which repeatedly flouted fire safety regulations. The premises had no working fire alarm and barrels of diesel, bags of rubbish and cardboard boxes blocked fire escapes. Full story...
|29th January 2017:|
Fire Crews Tackle Blaze at Chewton Glen Hotel
The Fire Service was alerted to the fire which started in the laundry room of the hotel near New Milton in the early hours of the morning. Fire crews were in attendance from New Milton, Lymington, and Redbridge. An investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of the fire. Full story...
|15th December 2016:|
Fleet M3 Services Fire Engulfs Restaurant Building
A large fire broke out at a motorway service station, causing part of the carriageway to close. The blaze erupted in a restaurant at Fleet services on the M3 at 22:30 GMT on Wednesday, leading police to temporarily close the southbound lanes. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) said 100 firefighters were sent to the scene.
|9th December 2016:|
Europa Park company fined £55,000 following sauna fire
Guest had to break glass with his bare feet and barely escaped alive with his young son. The company that runs Europa Holiday Park at Woolacombe has been fined a total of £55,000 following a fire in which 'it was fortunate no one died'. Woolacombe Beach Holiday Park Ltd pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court on Friday 2nd December 2016 to six offences under the regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005. Full story...
|28th November 2016:|
Bin fire guts row of Ringwood town centre shops
The fire is believed to have started in a wheelie bin behind the Sue Ryder charity shop and Celebrations Cards in Meeting House Lane at around 7.50am on Sunday, before rapidly spreading through six stores. Around ten fire engines were called to the scene, with the aerial platform required to allow access to the buildings roof. Full story...