Category Archives: Industrial

Sprinklers Stop Fire: Laundery Facility, Watford, Hertfordshire

At about 03.24 am  in  the early hours of Friday  30th May 2014, a fire started  in a large  wheeled cage containing laundry in the ground floor drying machine area of a large Laundry in Sydney Road , Watford, Hertfordshire. … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: St Helens Distribution Warehouse

Fire investigators found that a sprinkler system saved a St Helens warehouse from serious damage.  A suspected electrical fault in a lorry sparked a blaze at a giant distribution warehouse on Elton Head Road shortly after 11.30pm on April 25. … Continue reading

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Environment Agency issue warnings to Waste Recycling Facilities

The Environment Agency has issued warnings to Waste Recycling Facilities that licence fees may increase for sites with ‘poorly managed’ fire risks. A fire prevention guide and letter has been published and if the Agency deem that these standards are … Continue reading

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Sprinkler Stop: Textiles Mill, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

Firefighters were called to a textiles mill in Scout Hill today (Wednesday) after a piece of machinery caught fire. Two crews from Dewsbury Fire Station went to G Wilson Fibres Limited in Scout Hill Road at 6.40am. Watch commander Tim … Continue reading

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West Midlands FRS urge firms to fit Sprinkler Systems

The following is a press statement released by West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service on Monday 12th August 2013:   Businesses throughout the West Midlands are being urged to fit water sprinklers, after they saved a Wolverhampton factory from being … Continue reading

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The devastating effects of a fire at a Recycling Facility

 A superb and interesting video made by West Midlands FRS highlighting the devastating effects of the recent fire at Jayplas Recycling in Smethwick, West Midlands. #smethwickfire from West Midlands Fire Service

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Sprinklers stop fire: North Wales tissue factory

It has been confirmed that a fire in a tissue factory in North Wales last week was contained by its sprinkler system. Friction in a machine caused paper to catch light in the Shotton facility, which caused sprinklers to activate. … Continue reading

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Another MP probes waste industry fire record

An inferno at JL Sorting in Widnes last autumn prompted Halton MP Derek Twigg to quiz environment minister Richard Benyon about how frequent fires within the Recycling industry are. Mr Benyon revealed that in the years 2001 to 2012 the … Continue reading

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Huge fire at recycling plant in Dumfries

Yet another major fire from a Recycling Plant: Firefighters from across Dumfries and Galloway have been joined by colleagues from South Lanarkshire and Carlisle to battle a blaze at a recycling plant near Dumfries. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service … Continue reading

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Politicians bid for an enquiry into the monitoring and regulation of recycling plants

A fire in Sheffield has added fuel to a bid from two Labour politicians for an enquiry into the monitoring and regulation of recycling plants. Former MP, Helen Clark and Erewash Borough Council shadow cabinet member, Howard Griffiths, have written … Continue reading

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