Avon FRS investigation has been unable to determine the cause of a blaze that destroyed the Premier Inn at Cribbs Causeway. What links some of the high profile fires this summer is timber frames and the Premier Inn is no exception. Once established timber frame structures burn well and are difficult to extinguish leading to controlled burn out. Subsequent investigations may have a reliance on witness evidence to establish the origin of the fire.
Swansea council has issued an improvement notice for £5m worth of fire-safety improvements to be carried out at Meridian Quay.
Fire safety experts have called for all HPL cladding to be “urgently” removed as they raised major concerns with a parliamentary committee over the laboratory tests of the material.
Insurers call for SOLAS to be revised to prevent more fires on containerships.
Escalation of container ships fires is of growing concern to the International Union of Marine Insurances.
The government is to introduce improved building safety standards and appoint a Building Safety Regulator.
BMW is extending its UK recall over fire risks. Problems with an exhaust-gas-recirculation device have been found to affect 27,000 additional vehicles.
A blaze has ravaged a thatched Grade II-listed dairy -Node Court in Codicote, Hertfordshire – for the second time in four years.