A fire which broke out on Wednesday 19th September has destroyed a car repair business in Lancashire.
Fire crews attended the fire on Parkfield Garage on Bowerham Road at around 4pm where they worked to extinguish the flames. The fire was so string that it spread to two neighbouring properties - a charity shop and a convenience store whilst a number of local residents were evacuated from their homes because of smoke and concerns over gas cylinders stored in the garage.
The fire was bought under control by around 9.30pm and an investigation has now been launched to determine the cause of the incident.
If the assessment is deemed not to be 'suitable and sufficient' the Responsible Person can face up to two years in prison or an unlimited fine.
Police have launched in investigation following a fire in a pub in Wigan in the early hours of Saturday morning, August 18th.
According to Wigan Today, fire fighters were called to blaze at Queen's Arms on Walthow Lane, where smoke was pouring form the locked building.
Hindley fire station watch manager Isaac Olurankinse said "We had to break in, tackle the blaze and search the premises to check that nobody was trapped inside,"
He reported that the fire was mainly burning beneath the bar causing severe damage to the bar area as well as smoke damage to the entire ground floor of the building. It took three hours for the blaze to be extinguished.
Police believe the landlord had received a number of threats prior to the fire and are investigating a possible case of arson.
If the assessment is deemed to have been carried out to an insufficient extent, the Responsible Person can face an unlimited fine or up to two years in prison.
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.
An eight-month-old baby girl was rescued from a burning house by a police community support officer called to the scene in Preston.
Stuart Garnett went to the house on Nimes Street after he heard reports of the fire on Thursday morning.
He saw a woman and her baby daughter trapped by the fire at an upstairs window, and used a neighbour's ladder to bring the child to safety.
Firefighters who arrived soon afterwards were able to rescue the woman.
The mother and baby were treated by paramedics at the scene and transferred to hospital for treatment for minor injuries.
PCSO Garnett's actions were hailed as "truly heroic" by Ch Insp Jameel Murtza.
He said: "He thought on his feet and put his well-being on the line to save a young infant and help a mum get to safety.
Everyone at the constabulary is proud of his actions and I am sure Preston is as well."
PCSO Garnett said: "It was quite a scene mother and her baby desperate to get out of a burning home."
"In fact it was one of the scariest experiences of my career which is nearly a decade old. I am just so glad I could help and get the child out of there and into the hands of the paramedics."
A waste disposal centre in Lancashire has been damaged after a fire broke out in the premises on Monday morning (21st May).
Six firefighters were called to the facility in Dawson Lane, Chorley, at 8.56pm to tackle the flames emitting from a pile of waste, reports the Lancashire Evening Post.
Officers used breathing apparatus, two thermal imaging cameras and two hose reels to control the blaze, which Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service believes was caused accidentally.
During their battle with the fire, crews also used large loading shovels to remove burning waste from the building before eventually leaving the site at around midnight.
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 from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called out to the factory unit on Musker Street in Crosby at 2.30pm, reports the Crosby Herald.
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.
A huge fire at Lancashire Enterprise Business Park in Leyland, which destroyed at least five buildings, is thought to be under control.
The fire broke out last Wednesday 21 December at around 5.00 pm in an industrial building storing tissue paper, which Paul Richardson of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, described as a “ready-made fuel for fire”.
This meant the blaze developed rapidly and over 100 firefighters, 20 fire engines, two aerial ladder platforms, a high volume pump and a mobile fire station were in attendance to try and bring it under control.
More than 100 firefighters have been tackling a large blaze that broke out on an industrial estate in Lancashire.
Fire crews were called to Lancashire Enterprise Business Park in Leyland, after a fire broke out in a warehouse at 5.20pm on Wednesday (21st December).
Five buildings were destroyed by the blaze, with firefighters currently unsure if a sixth building has been affected.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue confirmed that around 60 firefighters were still at the scene at 06:30am in order to dampen down the site.
John Hampson, crew manager at Preston fire station who attended the blaze, told the Lancashire Evening Post: "It was a big fire, we got reasonably close so we could put water on the fire.
"It was a big fire buy nothing out of the ordinary on respect that we occasionally get ones like this."
No one was injured in the blaze but 20 homes were evacuated for a short period due to fears smoke billowing from the site could be toxic.