UK Fire

Fire Crews Tackle Blaze On Eastbourne Pier

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

A huge blaze and plumes of thick black smoke have engulfed Eastbourne Pier. Sun seekers at the popular seaside destination could only look on as th...

Shard Evacuated After Smoke Detected In Basement

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

The Shard has been evacuated amid reports of smoke in its basement but despite 50 firefighters, seven fire engines and a phalanx of reporters and conf...

Tragic Family Killed in Sheffield House Fire Are Named

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

Five people including a nine-week-old baby girl and two other children aged nine and seven have died in a house fire. Shabbina Begum, 54, and her 2...

Baby Dead In House Fire That Claimed Five Lives

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

A nine-week-old baby girl is among those dead in a "severe" house fire that killed two other children and two women. Two children aged nine and sev...

Child, 7, Set On Fire In Aberdeen Street Dead

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

A seven-year-old boy who was badly burned in a city street has died in hospital, police said. Preston Flores was found "on fire" by horrified neigh...

Huge Blaze At Leeds Chemical Storage Building

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

Firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a building used for storing chemicals. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was called out at about 2....

Child, 7, Set On Fire In Aberdeen Street In 'Critical Condition'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

The young boy who was badly burned in a city street in an apparent "prank gone wrong" is fighting for his life, police said Saturday. Seven-year-ol...

Boy In Hospital After Reports He Was 'On Fire' In City Street

PA | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

A young boy is being treated for serious burns after reports that he was "on fire" in a city street. The seven-year-old was hurt in the incident in...

Burned To A Crisp

PA | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a farm shed where 13 tonnes of crisps went up in smoke. Crews were called to the premises at Castle Eden, County Du...

Royal British Legion In Hounslow Gutted By Fire

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK

A clubhouse belonging to the Royal British Legion suffered serious damage on Saturday when fire ripped through the building in Hounslow, West London. ...

Fire Breaks Out On London Double Decker

Amelia Amin | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

A London double-decker bus caught on fire outside London Waterloo, one of the city's main transport stations on Tuesday night. The London bus drive...

Blaze At Home Of UK's Most Precious Historical Documents

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

Firefighters have tackled a blaze at the National Archives, home to some of the UK's most important historical documents. London Fire Brigade said ...

British Woman's Ski Resort Flame Terror (PICTURES)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A British woman has spoken of her terror after being confronted by a wall of smoke as fire tore through a ski resort hostel in the French Alps. Bar...

Firefighter Funeral & Honours For Hero Eight-Year-Old Who Died Saving Six Relatives From Blaze

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

An eight-year-old boy who died in a blaze saving six of his relatives will be honoured with a firefighter funeral. Tyler Doohan was found in the b...

Colorado Student Sets Himself On Fire In School Cafeteria

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A Colorado student set himself on fire in the middle of his school cafeteria, in what local police suspect was a suicide attempt, it has emerged. C...

Man Runs Into Burning Building To Rescue Xbox

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech

An American man reportedly ran into his burning home in order to rescue his Xbox. ABC 15 says that the man from Olathe, Kansas, woke up last Friday...

PHOTOS: £3m London House Gutted By Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Fire crews and other emergency services battled a fire at a £3 million property on one of the most expensive streets in London on Tuesday night. T...

Boris Johnson Made The Toughest People In London Cry (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The devastating impact of the fire station cuts, enforced by London mayor Boris Johnson, was visible in the tears that ran down the cheeks of some of ...

Bolton House Fire That Killed Three Is 'Suspicious', Say Police

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A house fire in which three people were killed is being treated as suspicious, police said. Neighbours described hearing "an explosion" before the ...

Fire Causes Havoc On Busy London Road

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK

Two men have been rescued by crane after a fire broke out in a building above Spearmint Rhino on Tottenham Court Road, London. Smoke was seen pour...

LOOK: Fire On London's Oxford Street

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

Twenty firefighters are tackling a blaze on London's Oxford Street, after the first floor of a building caught alight. Four fire engines descended ...

Dagenham Blaze: Fire Strike Row Over Recall

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK

The president of the Chief Fire Officers Association has described the actions of striking firefighters who walked away from a major blaze in east Lon...

Huge Scrap Metal Fire In Dagenham, As Fire Brigade Union Begins Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

Around 1500 tonnes of metal are alight at a scrap yard in Dagenham, the night that London Fire Brigade is striking. Fire at Dagenham. Taken earlier...

Stop Boris Fighting Fire With Cuts

Sarah Dean | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah Dean

Last Friday morning, in the 10 minutes it took for me to get out of the shower, get dressed and head to the kitchen to make breakfast, my bathroom had been engulfed in flames. I was in a rush to leave the house and get to work. If I'd been quicker, I might not have been there when all the lights switched off in the flat.

WATCH: Why Have 21 People Been Set On Fire In Cleveland?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Twenty-one people were set alight in Cleveland on Saturday night in an attempt to break the world record for the "most people performing full body bur...