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).
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue are continuing to tackle a blaze at a garden centre in Nottinghamshire.
The fire started this afternoon at Bradmore Garden Centre near Keyworth.
More than 30 fire fighters are trying to bring the blaze under control.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue are currently tackling a blaze at a garden centre near Keyworth.
Six applianced are at Bradmore Garden Centre on Pendock Lane in Bradmore.
The Fire Service believes the blaze may continue for some time.
Police are still investigating the cause of an explosion at a former chocolate factory in Belper.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue were called around 3.30pm yesterday to the incident. The chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club said that his team's game against Lancashire had to be called off because of the fire.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has reportedly begun an investigation with police into the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage at a former chocolate factory in Belper:
A spokesman told the Derby Telegraph:
– Gavin Tomlinson, area manager, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
All we know is there has been an explosion in the building.
We think it has been caused by a gas cylinder. At this point, we are waiting for an investigation unit to turn up to determine whether it was arson.
These investigations will be carried out in conjuction with the police. No-one has been injured but the building is 100% damaged.
The chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club said that his team's game against Lancashire had to be called off as a result of the fire.
He gave this account to the Derby Telegraph:
– chris grant, chairman, Derbyshire County Cricket Club
I was watching the game when I spotted the fire and it became clear the building had exploded.
I ensured all of the players and the umpires got off the pitch straight away and got back inside.
All of a sudden people started to move their cars very quickly, in case it started to get worse ...
Derwent Street remains closed due to an explosion, the A6 has reopened.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue received a number of calls around 3.30pm today after reports of an explosion at a disused Thornton's factory in Belper.
People were reported to be inside the building at the time of the explosion but everyone is accounted for.
Fire crews are now damping down and the fire is under control.