According to latest NFU Mutual statistics, the cost of farm fires rose to £46.4m in 2018 – a four-year high and up by 27.5% on the previous year. Electrical faults remained the most common cause of fires.
Another fire in a historic building – Grade II listed Edwardian mansion Scalesceugh Hall in Cumbria which is undergoing renovation and redevelopment into to retirement flats.
Two-thirds of English schools found to have ‘poor’ fire protections according to Zurich Municipal.
A fire which has ripped through a five storey block of flats in Hackney is thought to have started and spread via balconies. An investigation is underway.
A fire broke out in the engine room aboard the tanker Dubai Harmony at Equinor’s Sture oil terminal outside Bergen, Norway, forcing the evacuation of about 80 people.
Why do some tumble dryers catch fire?
Insurers back government sprinkler plans, but after Worcester Park fire do they go far enough? The fire has prompted the question as to whether sprinklers should be made compulsory for all flats, regardless of height.
Boxship fire prevention needs to focus on cargo verification.