Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning over the dangers of cooking while under the influence of alcohol.
Firefighters attended two kitchen fires in Carlisle in the space of two hours in the early hours of Sunday morning. On both occasions, the occupants were unaware of the fires until they were alerted by neighbours.
Firefighters were alerted to a fire at a scrap yard in Aspatria at 15:00 yesterday.
On arrival fire crews found 40 cars ablaze.
By 16:40 around 30 firefighters accompanied by 8 fire engines, a command unit and a high volume water pump were tackling the fire.
Due to the heavy smoke, neighbouring residents were advised to keep their windows and doors closed.
6 main water jets and hose reel jets were used to fight the fire which was eventually put out by 20:40.
No casualties were involved and no one sustained any injuries.
A major fire has broken out at a scrapyard in Aspatria.
The call came in at around 3pm, and it's thought eight fire appliances have been battling the blaze throughout the afternoon:
More than 40 cars are on fire at a scrapyard in Aspatria.
Eight fire appliances are battling the blaze at the moment, which is thought to have begun at around 3pm this afternoon.
Investigations are taking place into the cause of a fire at a scrapyard which badly damaged 40 cars.
Yesterday evening, smoke could be seen for hours in the skies above Aspatria.
Investigations are underway to find the cause of what's believed to be a suspicious car fire in Annan.
A red VW Golf was found ablaze at around 2am today in the car park of the Corner House Hotel.
The car was badly damaged and a joint police and fire service investigation is taking place to establish the cause.
"We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in or around the area of the Corner House car park in Annan in the early hours of Thursday 17 July 2015 and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious. They can call us on 101.
"As a result of this fire the car is burnt out inside and is extensively damaged."
A man has been rescued from a burning flat on Hawick High Street shortly before the roof collapsed.
Two fire crews were called out to the fire shortly before 10pm on Thursday 9 July.
More crews and a height appliance were called in to assist with the blaze, which was described as "well developed".
The man was treated for smoke inhalation.
An album is being sold to raise money to repair a Scottish Borders hotel that was damaged by a fire.
The top floor of the Gordon Arms Hotel in the Yarrow Valley was destroyed by a blaze last month.
Jenny Longden reports:
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