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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 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.


Fatal fire at caravan park near Malvern

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that one person has died following a fire at a caravan park near Malvern this morning.

Firefighters were called to a static caravan which was on fire at the Three Counties Park in Upper Pendock near Malvern at 4.42am.

Police and fire officers are working at the scene to determine the cause of the fire.

Dudley fire 'death unexplained' - 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.

– Detective Inspector Derek Packham, West Midlands Police

Police investigation after man dies in Dudley house fire

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.


Residents evacuated due to fire in Nottingham

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.

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