Case studies

Chemical Manufacturing Facility, Grantham

A blaze gutted a manufacturing facility operated by Specialist Chemicals Ltd on the August 25th 2017. The building in Grantham collapsed as a result of the fire. Roads were closed and smoked could be seen 5 miles away. Image credit:...

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Wessex Foods, Lowestoft, Suffolk

20 July 2010

Overview Wessex Foods processes raw meat into burgers, with its main client in the UK being the burger chain Burger King. Loss of 150 jobs due to the...

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Skymark Packaging, Herefordshire

1 June 2009

Overview The Skymark factory at Leominster, Herefordshire was an industrial packaging factory on an industrial estate on the edge of the town. The fire started in the early...

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Findus, Longbenton, Tyne & Wear

19 January 2009

Overview A large fire that had a significant impact on the local community as a result of the loss of 400 jobs. Local road disruption and the evacuation...

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Sterling Colour, Prescot, Merseyside

22 July 2008

Overview A fire occurred at a print and ink manufacturer located in a rural area, which involved large quantities of inflammable solvents. Building and company facts One injured...

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Atherstone, Warwickshire

21 November 2007

Overview Arsonists started a fire in this large Atherstone vegetable packing plant, where four firefighters from the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service were killed while tackling the blaze....

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