UK Fire

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...

40 Firefighters Tackle Huge Blaze Close To Birmingham Bullring

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

Fire crews were at the scene of a large blaze in Birmingham city centre on Thursday afternoon. The fire is believed to have started at the covered...

Four Dead After Bin Laden Family-Owned Aircraft Crashes Into Car Auction At Hampshire Airport

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Bin Laden Family Die In Hampshire Plane Crash Four people - the pilot and three passengers - died when a private jet owned by the family of...

Second Body Recovered After Bosley Mill Explosion

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

A second body has been found at the scene of Friday's explosion and fire at a Bosley Mill, police have said. Cheshire Police said investigators mad...

'Major Incident' Caused By Explosion At Bosley Mill

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK

• Four people unaccounted for • Three explosions reported • 'Multiple' casualties and four people in hospital A “major incident” was ...