Posts Tagged "Incidents"

First pictures of the lorry that got stuck Tunbridge Wells High Street

Pictures show the rescue operation that ensued after a large lorry became stuck in the middle of Tunbridge Wells High Street earlier this afternoon (August 3). Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called by Kent Police who were the first…

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Firefighters tackle ‘severe fire’ involving waste wood

Firefighters are currently dealing with a large fire involving waste wood in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have described the fire on Chemical Lane in the Longport Area as ‘severe’. They say it is expected to to be burning…

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Nightclub evacuated after washing machine catches fire

An Edinburgh nightclub was evacuated after a washing machine caught fire in its basement. The blaze broke out at Opal Lounge on George Street at about 8.40pm on Sunday night. Five fire engines were sent to the scene and firefighters…

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Shropshire man burned in vape battery explosion

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the incident near Bridgnorth. One appliance and an operations officer were in attendance at Peacock Hill, Alveley, where one male casualty is believed to have suffered burns to his upper legs. The…

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A woman was rescued from a roof after a discarded cigarette caused a house fire

A woman had to be rescued from the roof outside her bedroom window after a discarded cigarette sparked a blaze at her home in Ramsgate this morning (July 27). Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Hardres Street at…

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Warning of more UK floods after helicopter rescues in Cornwall

Flooding in Cornish coastal village of Coverack described as horrendous, and further deluges possible further north Much of England and Wales has been warned to prepare for more stormy weather and localised flooding after several people in Cornwall had to…

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Drone and rescue dogs in use as church collapse search continues

Emergency services are using rescue dogs and a drone to continue their search for a missing person following the collapse of a church in Splott, Cardiff. Two people were able to escape from the scene with minor injuries. Eric Bellew,…

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Woman and three children killed in Bolton house fire

Father in hospital after desperate efforts to save wife Anisha Umerji, sons Hammad and Yusuf and daughter Khadija A five-year-old girl died in a house fire that also claimed the lives of her two older siblings and her mother. The…

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Woman saved from burning building by Nottinghamshire firefighters

A Nottinghamshire woman trapped inside a burning building was saved by the actions of 999 controllers and firefighters. At around 9.25pm last Friday (June 23) a call came in to Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service from a woman trapped inside…

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‘Massive explosion’ as paraglider crashes into some power cables near Ashford

A paraglider crashed into power cables in Smeeth and caused a fire. Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Church Road, in Smeeth near Ashford, at 3.09pm this afternoon. A paraglider had crashed into overhead power cables on take-off…

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