The historic 'Punch and Judy' pub, located near Lyme Street Railway Station in Liverpool, has been gutted by a fire leading to fears that it will be demolished due to safety fears.
Following an explosion in the early hours of the morning last Thursday, the roof caved in and engineers were forced to pull down some of the remaining structure to prevent further collapse.
Arson is suspected and according to reports in the Liverpool Echo, police have been questioning the Landlord of the pub.
According to a spokesman for Liverpool city council inspectors will decide today whether to condemn the pub. The road on which the pub is located is to remain closed for as long as three days, while the clean-up operation gets underway.
Landlords of pubs found not to be in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 can face significant fines. Breaches can include no fire risk assessment, no emergency signs or no fire extinguishers.
Arsonists believed to have been behind a blaze at a community hall are being sought by Police in Shropshire.
Fire crews attended the Nicholas Church Parish Rooms, in Newport, at around 2.30am on Sunday morning (24th June).
It is thought that the the suspected culprits broke into the back of the building and set fire to books belonging to the Newport Male Voice Choir, causing damage to the hall's committee room, kitchen and roof.
Chris Ammonds, spokesman for West Mercia Police, told the newspaper: "Our investigations our still ongoing. We have collected a number of items and sent them away for forensic testing.
"We are now waiting for the results of those tests and for the results from our media appeal. Anyone with any information is urged to contact us as a matter of urgency."
If the fire risk assessment is deemed to be carried out to an insufficient extent, the Responsible Person can face an unlimited fine or a prison sentence of up to two years.
Fire crews have been tackling a spate of fires at a disused factory in Aberdeen, it has been reported.
Firefighters were called to the derelict Broadford Works facility in the city yesterday lunchtime .
The fire brigade believe fires were being started deliberately after fire safety officers had to tackle three blazes.
After dealing with those fires, they were then alerted to another blaze in a lift shaft at about 3.30pm
It follows a fire at the former Richards textile mill site, which is home to more than 100 buildings, earlier this week.
A 'suitable and sufficient' fire risk assessment must be conducted on all commercial properties in Scotland under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005.
If this fire risk assessment is judged to have not been carried out to a suitable extent, the Duty Holder for the establishment can face up to two years in prison or an unlimited fine.
A fire which destroyed a row of shops in Teeside was started deliberately, investigators have confirmed.
Fire crews tackled the blaze which engulfed a number of shops on Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe, from 1.45am on 19th May. However, they could not prevent the flames from gutting a total of eight businesses.
Investigators at Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade have now found that the blaze was started by arsonists.
Max Kay started the fire at Peckforton Castle near Cheshire in the early hours of the morning with a cigarette lighter following a dispute with staff over the cost of the reception.
His property development businesses had apparently failed before the wedding, and the 37-year old father of four had “over-committed himself” to an expensive wedding, according to his defence.
CCTV was shown to the court of Kay entering the drawing room where the fire started, and leaving shortly afterwards. As reported in December when Kay pleaded guilty to arson that was reckless as to whether life was endangered, the devastating fire went on to cause almost £6m worth of damage.
Firefighters have expressed “anger and dismay” at comments by a fire chief, who is accused of playing down the importance of their role in favour of sprinklers after a recent supermarket blaze.
Around 85 people were evacuated when a fire broke out at the Asda store in Llanelli soon after 8.15pm on Wednesday 22 February.
Two sprinkler heads activated directly above the fire and were said to have helped people evacuate the store and made firefighting operations easier.
At around 5:45pm on Wednesday the 15th of February, a plastic recycling bin containing waste paper was set alight in the porch area of the flat causing damage to the porch and the stairwell of the property.
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The Facebook ‘advert’ will direct viewers to a video of Detective Superintendent Dermott Horrigan appealing for information on Lancashire Constabulary’s YouTube page.
Detective Superintendent Dermott Horrigan from the Force Major Investigation Team said; “Things like YouTube, Facebook and other social network sites are part of people’s everyday lives and by using them we can hopefully reach some people that we haven’t through our other appeals.”
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have released footage of a budding arsonist taking part in accidental self-immolation. You can watch the video now below.
The man, who was convicted for two and a half years after pleading guilty to one count of arson, decided to attempt to burn down The Club, in Congleton, Cheshire, after being ejected for causing a fight.
The owner of a Lincolnshire nursery has admitted he is unsure when the building will reopen after it was set on fire by arsonists last week.
Little Lambs Day Nursery in Gainsborough was badly damaged after the blaze tore through the building on Sunday night (11th December).
Fire safety crews attended the scene with three pumps after black smoke was seen coming from the nursery. No one was injured in the blaze.
John Ramm, who has run the nursery for 20 years, was perplexed as to why someone would have started the fire.
He told BBC News: "We don't know how extensive the damage is but obviously there's smoke damage there too. I understand the kitchen is in quite a bad way.
"We've got no idea why they did this. It's 20 years down the drain if we can't do anything about it."
Police and fire officers have started a joint investigation into the cause of the fire, with forensic scientists also due at the scene.