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Retail Giant ‘Amazon’ in Serious Warehouse Blaze

In the lead up to the busy festive season, an Amazon distribution warehouse in Staffordshire caught fire. A dozen firefighters tackled the major blaze at around 12.15pm on 4 November this year. The recent fire may result in Christmas delivery delays. The fire has been reported as deliberate. Exactly 12 months ago, Amazon’s warehouse was the target of […]

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Blaze engulfs Weybridge Hospital

Witnesses reported hearing a “loud bang” at Weybridge Community Hospital, in Surrey, before the building was engulfed in flames. Residents near the three-storey medical centre, which houses a walk-in centre that is only open during the daytime, were given refuge inside St James’ Parish Church after being told to leave their homes for safety reasons. Nearly a […]

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Care Quality Commission Advises Care Homes, Hospices and independent Hospitals to Review Fire Risk Assessment

In wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Sir David Behan, wrote to all hospices, care homes and independent hospitals governed by the Care Quality Commission requesting them to review their fire risk assessments. It is your legal responsibility under both the Health and Social Care Act 2008 […]

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Kronospan Factory, Chirk Ablaze Again

Investigations have begun into the cause of yet another fire at the Kronospan factory, Chirk in Wrexham county borough. North Wales Fire and Rescue were called to the blaze at Kronospan, a factory that manufactures wood-based-panels, just before 5:00am on Friday 8 September. Six fire crews from Chirk, Wrexham, Johnstown, Llangollen, Deeside and Shropshire were […]

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