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Fire at Wilkinson in Nuneaton town centre

Crews from Atherstone, Bedworth, Polesworth, Hinckley and Nuneaton as well crews from West Midlands Fire Service have been working to put a fire out in the Wilkinson homeware store in Nuneaton town centre.

Solihull fire is at electrical sub station at rear of hotel

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Fire at Premier inn Solihull is in an electrical sub station at rear of hotel No Persons have been injured. multi agency working in progress

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Police look for two teenagers after Birmingham bus fire

The fire broke out on the upper deck of the bus on Thursday afternoon Credit: Hossein Zolfi/YouTube

Police say a bus fire in Birmingham which caused £150,000 worth of damage was started deliberately.

The bus, which was travelling through Sparkhill at around 2pm on Thursday (12 June), had to be evacuated because of the blaze on the top deck.

Officers say they are looking for anyone who saw two white teenage boys, who they believe started the fire deliberately.

Passengers escape from burning double-decker bus

Passengers had to escape a burning double-decker bus when it caught fire near Warwick University in Coventry this morning.

A female passenger noticed smoke coming from the back seats of the vehicle and alerted the driver, who pulled over in Gibbet Hill Road and managed to evacuate all seven passengers before the engine burst into flames.

The blaze took hold only 22 minutes after today's 24-hour fire service strike was imposed.

The bus was reduced to charred metal but nobody was hurt in the fire and nearby university buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

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Residents told to keep windows and doors closed

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Advice to residents living near Environcom fire in #Grantham is to stay indoors &keep windows closed as precaution.

Lincolnshire police are advising people living near to a fire at the Environcom recycling plant in Grantham to keep their windows and doors closed.

People have reported seeing black plumes of smoke for miles.

Second arson attack on Staffordshire school

A former school in Staffordshire has been targeted for the second time in less than two months by arsonists
A former school in Staffordshire has been targeted for the second time in less than two months by arsonists Credit: PA

A former school in Staffordshire has been targeted for the second time in less than two months by arsonists.

Firefighters were called out to the derelict Edensor Technology college in Longton around 6am on Sunday morning.

It took more than 20 firefighters seven hours to put out the blaze which broke out in the assembly hall at Greendock Road building before spreading to the roof

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Station Manager Andy Kinsman said:

Fires like this pose a significant danger to the life of innocent people living nearby, to the firefighters responding to the emergency call as well as the people responsible for setting the blaze in the first place...

The arsonists also run the risk of being sentenced to up to two years in prison or being given a maximum fine of £5,000.

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