Two companies were responsible for a serious blaze in Leeds that led to the evacuation of six homes, a court heard today.
Detectives hunting Shahid Mohammed over a fire that caused the deaths of three generations of a family have released a new image of him.
Police hunting a man wanted over a fire that caused the deaths of three generations of a Huddersfield family release new information.
Park Ranges at the North York Moors National Park are putting up fire risk notices asking visitors to be extra vigilant because of the increased risk of moorland and forest fires. The dry, warm weather means the chance of a fire there is much more likely.
– Bernie McLinden, the Authority's Head of Park Management
"People are asked to avoid lighting fires and BBQs and not to discard cigarettes, matches or glass bottles including throwing cigarette ends out of car windows. If people see a fire, they should report it quickly."
A 22-year-old man has been arrested after a series of fires were reported in Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire, on Friday.
The local man is charged with nine counts of arson with intent to endanger life and has been remanded in custody to appear at Rotherham Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning.
The alleged offences were reported in the Winfield Road, Stump Cross Road and Saville Road. Nobody was injured but extensive damage was caused to property.
Detectives in Rotherham are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information about the alleged arson offences should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 61 of Friday.
Yorkshire water statement following waste plant fire
– Yorkshire Water
"Following this morning's fire at our Hull waste water treatment works,which is now fully extinguished, we can confirm that the smaller of our two odour control units has been damaged beyond repair. We are currently working hard to understand what impact, if any, this will have on our ability to control odours from the site and exploring what options are available to us, should we need to draw on additional resources. The new and much larger £3.5 million odour control unit which was recently commissioned continues to operate as normal."
Emergency services are tackling a fire at a waste treatment works in Saltend, Hull. It is thought the blaze started at around 7am today and has damaged the old odour control unit. An investigation is underway to try and establish the cause of the fire.
A barn in Selby containing approximately 240 bales of straw has been destroyed by a fire. Crews allowed the barn to burn out under control. After investigations is was confirmed that this fire was started deliberately.
Firefighters are tackling a blaze involving 800 tonnes of compressed paper in Chesterfield. The fire on Goytside Road has spread to nearby trees. Fire crews from across Derbyshire and South Yorkshire are working to put out the fire.
Fire investigators are looking into the cause of a fire which tore though a pub in Ingoldmells, Skegness last night.
One person was treated for smoke inhalation after the fire at the Bell Inn.