West Midlands Fire Service is offering safety advice to people who may use alternative methods to heat their homes to help save cash.
A man has died and dozens of people were evacuated from their homes after a serious fire broke out during the night in Willenhall.
7000 tonnes of wood have been burning at the site of the Old Iron Works in Stanton since around 10.00 last night (15 September).
– Detective Inspector Derek Packham, West Midlands Police
This was a major fire, which has claimed a man’s life and was so fierce that the property has been left in a dangerous state. At this stage we are treating the death as unexplained. The death has been referred to the coroner.
A woman and her two sons, who we believe were related to the man, have been left badly traumatised by what has happened. Fortunately none were seriously injured.
All three are being supported by specially trained officers and our investigation is well underway.
An investigation remains ongoing after a man died in a Dudley house fire this weekend.
Police were called to Wood Street in the Holly Hall area of the town at around 6.10pm on Saturday 8 February to reports of a fire.
A woman aged 42 and two boys aged nine and 15 had escaped the property just seconds before the major fire took hold. All three were taken to hospital as a precaution but later discharged.
Fire now under control @nationwidebuildingsociety Sutton. Crews using forced ventilation to clear smoke all persons accounted for.
Buses not serving South Parade, Sutton Coldfield due to a buliding fire. Services will be terminating on the Ring Road.
Crews currently dealing with a 5 pump fire @nationwidebuildingsociety in Lower Parade Sutton Coldfield.
Local residents in the Woodlinkin area of Nottingham have been evacuated from their homes due to a fire.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Services were called to a fire at a garage on Nottingham Road early this morning.
Nottingham Road was closed off but has now been reopened.
Most of the property was saved but the situation was made more dangerous by the presence of Acetylene, Argon and Oxygen cylinders.
Residents are expected to return to their homes shortly.
5 fire engines dealing with large fire on Barn Lane off the Soho Road, Handsworth. Traffic in the area will be affected
40 firefighters and 10 fire engines were called to a severe fire on the High Street in Deritend earlier this morning.
On their twitter account the fire service said two people jumped from the upper floor to escape the fire. They were treated for minor injuries and smoke inhalation. 11 other people were also evacuated.
The fire service say the fire is now being damped down and that it involved multiple properties including a three-story Victorian building.
The road has been closed and the electricity supply isolated to buildings from Heath Mill Lane to Adderley Street.
Two women have been sentenced to a total of 24 years in jail for killing a woman after setting fire to a house in Birmingham.
Nussrat Khatoon from Kings Heath was sentenced to 14 years in prison after setting fire to her former husband's home and killing a woman staying there.
Tina Andrews from Small Heath was sentenced to 10 years.
Khatoon and her husband divorced four weeks into their marriage and she began a campaign of harassment against him.