UK Fire

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 ...

Family Lucky To Escape House Fire That Kills Their 10 Dogs

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Parents

A heavily pregnant woman, her partner and her two children managed to escape a large house fire that tore through their home and killed their ten pet ...

Three Men Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder Over Tragic Derbyshire House Fire

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a Father's Day house fire in Derbyshire that killed three people, including a young mother a...

Derbyshire Fire Kills Two Adults And A Baby

Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK

Three people, including a baby girl, are dead and a further five remain in hospital after a fire at a flat in Derbyshire. Witnesses have told how a...

72 Firefighters Battle Shop Blaze In Hackney

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK

More than 70 firefighters are tackling a "substantial" blaze at a row of shops in Yorkton Street, Hackney. Thick black smoke is clouding the area ...

The Bradford Fire and Why It Matters

Mark Chapman | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Sport
Mark Chapman

This weekend, matches across the country will fall silent for a minute before kick-off to commemorate the Bradford fire disaster, which occurred 30 years ago.

Fire Crews Tackle Great Portland Street Blaze

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK

Fire crews are at the scene of a blaze in London’s Great Portland Street. The London Fire Brigade sent four fire engines to the building which i...

London Family Forced To Flee Home When Pet Starts Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK

A family was forced to flee their South London home when their pet dog set the kitchen alight. The blaze was started when Leo, a Staffordshire-Boxe...

LSE Students Forced To Seek Temporary Accommodation As Campus Stays Closed Following Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the London School of Economics have been forced to seek temporary accommodation thanks to a blazing fire which swept through the Holborn c...

Apocalyptic Scenes In London As Terrifying Fire Sends Smoke Billowing Into The Sky

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK

An electrical fire continues to cause chaos in Central London as clouds of thick black smoke and flames shooting from manholes prompted the evacuation...

Major Fire Tears Through Battersea Arts Centre

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

A major fire tore through London's Battersea Arts Centre - sending thick clouds of black smoke billowing into the sky. Twelve fire engines and arou...

One Of The World's Tallest Residential Skyscrapers Catches Fire In Dubai

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

One of the world's tallest residential towers caught fire early Saturday in Dubai's Marina district, sending bright yellow flames several stories high...

Turn(it)around Bright Eyes

The Mac Twins | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Sometimes the magnitude of everything you want to do in your lifetime is so overwhelming that you don't do any of them at all. Read all of Game of Thrones, re-visit chess, triathlon training - the list trundles on and on.

The Five Big Reasons You Need Home Insurance This Christmas

Sarah Willingham | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK
Sarah Willingham

At this time of year we can get a bit carried away with all of the present opening and eating (often the best bits of Christmas!) and forget about some of the disasters that could take place over the festive period!