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Industry News Roundup

RTE : 14th January 2019

Inquest finds that the fire at the Glenamuck halting site in Carrickmines, Co. Dublin which killed ten people in 2015 was caused by a chip pan.

Fire and Risk Management Journal : 10th January 2019

Home office data shows a 43% increase in deliberate fires on construction sites between 2015 – 2017 causing concerns for industry and fire safety experts.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services : 10th January 2019

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) reports a substantial drop in fire safety audits.

Seatrade Maritime News : 5th January 2019

The crew of the containership Yantian Express have been successfully evacuated as the fire in containers on its deck has “significantly” increased in intensity.

LFB : 4th January 2019

LFB’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Fire Safety Charlie Pugsley has issued a public warning to highlight the fire risks associated with the popular ‘Hygge’ trend – the Danish concept which means to live cosily.

The Guardian : 1st January 2019

A leaked fire safety report has raised concerns about army barracks and fire risks.

BBC News : 17th December 2018

A fire at Chester Zoo in the Monsoon Forest attraction saw members of the public evacuated and animals and other species moved to alternative habitats. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Daily Echo : 14th December 2018

Fire breaks out on cross-Solent Wightlink ferry.