Case studies

Warehouse, Essex

Warehouse, Essex

7 September 2018

Two large industrial units in Braintree, used to store vehicles and furniture, were destroyed by fire on the 2nd September 2017. Fire crews had to work swiftly to stop the fire spreading to adjacent buildings. Image credit: Essex Fire Service...

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Waste Transfer Station, Pool

Waste Transfer Station, Pool

25 June 2017

On the 18th June 2017, more than 100 firefighters from across Cornwall were called to a fire in Pool. Smoke from the burning building, a waste transfer station...

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Dowty Propellers, Staverton, Gloucester

5 February 2015

Overview A major fire almost completely destroyed the Dowty Propellers factory in Staverton on Thursday 5 December 2015. Twenty nine staff had to be evacuated from the site and...

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Pure Wafer, Swansea

21 December 2014

Overview An electrical fire broke out at the reclaim facility of Pure Wafer, a silicon chip recycling facility in Swansea on Sunday 21 December 2014. The fire stopped all...

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Real Crisps, Crumlin, Caerphilly

10 January 2014

Overview An arsonist started a fire at this crisp warehouse on 24 September 2012. The fire started in the early hours of the morning and by the time...

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Polestar, Bicester, Oxfordshire

22 June 2013

Overview This printing works and warehouse on an industrial estate near Oxford suffered an accidental fire, which resulted in substantial loss of stock, most notably nearly a quarter...

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Alcohols, Oldbury, Birmingham

21 November 2012

Overview A distillery fire resulted in a total loss, started by the mixing of chemicals at the facility. The blaze included multiple explosions, a large exclusion zone, serious...

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NEY Ireland, Coventry

22 August 2012

Overview A fire started at NEY Ireland’s head office and production facility. The business is a woodwork engineering factory and distributor, service provider and installer of woodworking machines...

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Sony warehouse, Enfield, London

22 August 2011

Overview The Sony Warehouse of Enfield, North London was set alight by arsonists during the London riots of 2011. The entirety of the building’s contents were destroyed. Building...

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Catalent, Corby, Northamptonshire

20 March 2011

Overview A substantial fire occurred at the Catalent plant in Corby on Thursday 24 March 2011. The plant was a warehouse storing pharmaceutical products, and burned for several...

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Amcor Flexibles, Livingston, West Lothian

20 November 2010

Overview Amcor Flexibles manufacturers packaging, with the main products including PET plastic containers, flexible packaging for food and corrugated boxes. A very significant fire occurred on 16th September...

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