UK Fire

120 Firefighters Tackle Massive Blaze Tearing Through Central London Block Of Flats

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK

More than 120 firefighters have extinguished a massive blaze that tore though a residential tower-block in central London. Smoke had been seen pouring...

Three Seriously Injured As House Collapses In Blast

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Father dies after explosion demolishes terraced house in Manchester At least ten people have been injured - three seriously - after an explos...

13 Dead In France After Bar Fire 'Started By Dropped Birthday Cake'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK

A fire at a bar in the city of Rouen, in France’s Normandy region, has left 13 people dead and six injured. It was suggested that the deadly blaze m...

The Top 10 Weirdest Prank Calls The London Fire Brigade Received Last Year

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Comedy

The London Fire Brigade has released a top 10 list of the strangest hoax calls they received last year in a bid to combat summer pranksters. The LFB i...

Shocking Pictures Show Van Exploding Into Flames In Central London

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

A van has burst into flames on a major road in central London after its petrol tank reportedly "exploded". The vehicle was destroyed having just exite...

'Suspected Chemical Incident' Causes Mass Evacuation In Central London

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK

A "suspected chemical incident" in central London led to about 100 office workers being evacuated from their buildings. Firefighters were called to L...

Bodies Of Three People And Three Dogs Found In Leeds House

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK

The bodies of two women, a man and three Rottweiler dogs have been found following a fire in a terraced house. Officers were called to the red-brick h...

London Fire Brigade Video Streaming App Could Improve Response to Major Incidents

Tony Arbour | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Arbour

The London Fire Brigade could improve its response to major incidents by embracing mobile technology. I recently authored a report entitled "Updated...

This Massive Fire Is Sending Ash And Sparks Onto The M25

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK

More than 70 firefighters have been tackling a "difficult" fire in an industrial yard near the M25, which has caused ash and sparks to drift over the ...

13-Year-Old Saves Two Kids From Hoverboard Fire, Gives Amazing Local News Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK

A 13-year-old boy from Bradford who saved two young children after a hoverboard exploded has spoken out about his intervention. "I ran back inside ...

Major Fire Ravages Iconic Paris Ritz After Three-Year And Multi-Million Refurbishment

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

Just two months before it was due to reopen after a three year refurbishment costing €200 million (£151m), the Ritz hotel in Paris has suffered fro...

Guests 'Shoved Each Other Down The Stairs' Fleeing Dubai Hotel Blaze

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK

A Briton caught up in a towering New Year's Eve blaze in Dubai has told how he and his disabled mother escaped from the burning building. The five-...

Nothing To See Here, Just A FIRE TORNADO In Slow Motion

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Tech

The Slow Mo Guys are back with what might be their most impressive (and scariest) video yet. The two friends decided to recreate one of nature's mo...

Woman Sets Fire To Her Own Parachute Whilst Mid-Air In Skydive

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

This is the moment that a woman set fire to her own parachute whilst falling in mid-air during a sky dive. Brianne Thompson can be seen using a ty...

13 Year Old Girl Engulfed By Flames Whilst Strapped To Front Of Monster Truck

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

This is the moment that a thirteen year old girl was engulfed by flames as she drove through fire, strapped to the front of a monster truck. Not so...

National Burns Awareness Day: Raising Awareness To Save Lives

Lucy Wilson | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

Some people can't resist the strong taste of coffee in the morning or the tender smell of a Yankee candle in the evening. We all come into contact with hot substances on a daily basis. However, it is estimated that over 121,000 people are seen by burns services and emergency departments each year...

More Than 100 Students Forced Out Of Homes Following Huge Fire In Bristol

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than 100 students have been forced out of their homes after a blaze ripped through the roof of their accommodation block in Bristol city centre o...

Driver Attempts To Scare Spider Using Lighter, Sets Petrol Station On Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

This man has taken his fear of spiders to the next level. The unidentified motorist used his lighter in a petrol station in a bid to scare away one...

Tackling Forest Fires Is Vital for Tackling Climate Change

Tony Juniper | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK
Tony Juniper

In many countries the most visible symbols of climate change are linked with the fossil fuel economy. Gas guzzling 4X4 vehicles, expanding airports and coal-fired power plants understandably among them. But what of land and forests?

Haters Have Rounded On This Guy For Crashing A Burning Truck Into a Pond

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK

If you're ever at a loose end, you probably won't end up doing this... One thrill-seeker decided to kill by time by jumping out of a moving burning...

Blaze At Shoreditch Boxpark Shopping Centre

The Huffington Post Uk | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK

Fire crews attended a blaze at Shoreditch’s Boxpark shopping centre on Wednesday morning. Images of smoke billowing above the trendy shipping co...

Man Gallantly Saves Wife, Child And Huge Slab Of BBQ Ribs From House Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

A BBQ fan who saved his wife and child from a fire in his building has revealed how he delved back into the flames to rescue a huge chunk of almost ch...

This Darth Vader Fire Pit Will Definitely Make You Turn To The Dark Side

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

Eleven million people have watched this video of a Darth Vader fire pit, possibly pledging their allegiance to the dark side in the process. The po...

Students Collect Their GCSE Results - Despite Their School Being On Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Elise Metcalf | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at a school in Yorkshire were faced with added stress on Thursday morning when they went to collect their GCSE results after their school cau...

Dizzying GoPro Footage Captures Heroic Firefighter Battling Blaze In Family Home

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK

A ferocious blaze that broke out in a family home in California has been extinguished by a team of GoPro-wearing firefighters. The intense video s...