Weston’s Grand Pier due to re-open after devastating fire

The Grand Pier in Weston-Super-Mare, twice devastated by fire, is due to reopen tomorrow complete with a Fire Sprinkler System. The pier has lead a chequered life since its initial opening in 1904.  The theatre at the pier’s south end was destroyed by fire in 1930 when uninsured.  After a multi-million pound revamp in 2008, […]

Fire causes chaos to Hereford City Centre

A fire, believed to have started in the Card Factory Shop in Hereford City Centre, caused major damage to several historic buildings and also severe disruption to residents and businesses as it ripped through the High Town area of the city. More than 100 fire fighters, 20 fire engines, police and ambulence services attended to […]

Sprinklers save recycling plant in Kidderminster whilst Hastings Pier burns

A sprinkler system helped to save a 25,000 m2 recycling plant from major fire damage in Kidderminster, Worcstershire whilst yet another pier is savaged by flames. The fire in the recycling plant originated from a waste conveyor belt and quickly operated the automatic sprinkler system which alerted the emergency services.  The sprinklers controlled the fire […]

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