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).
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.
No reports of road closures around Masshouse Circus yet but still 7 crews there dealing with incident. Stay safe and plan your journey
The fire service believe a fire started at Bulwell in Nottingham this morning was accidental.
Around 30 fire fighters were called to a paint and pallet factory which was on fire. A 200 metre cordon was set up around the factory because a cylinder was inside the building. It has now been reopened although three fire engines are still there.
– Station Manager Craig Holmes
Bulwell is very safe to be in. Coventry Road should be opened in the next couple of hours. Cause of the fire is not known.
An exclusion zone is still in place as a result of the fire at a paint factory in Bulwell, Nottingham.
A man who came to use the nearby Bulwell Riverside leisure centre has parked on a street inside the zone and has been waiting since midday to get to his car.
Residents whose homes are within the zone are also not being allowed in.
Due to a lineside fire we are unable to run trams between Highbury Vale and Bulwell. A Bulwell - Hucknall shuttle is running.
Replacement buses currently being arranged between Wilkinson St and Bulwell. Phoenix park line is not affected and running as normal.
Replacement buses are still operating between Phoenix Park and Bulwell where trams continue to Hucknall due to a fire close to the line.
The Chief Fire Officer of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is calling for an urgent review of sky lanterns, also known as Chinese Lanterns, after a “devastating fire” at a caravan park last week.
The incident, on Sunday, November 24th at Croft Farm Leisure Park, Bredons Hardwick, Worcestershire, destroyed more than 80 towing caravans and mobile homes in storage.
Although firefighters stopped the fire from spreading to a 2,000 litre LPG storage vessel, the damage caused to the site and the caravans was severe. Both HWFRS and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service deployed a significant amount of fire engines to bring the blaze under control.
A fire at a paint and pallet factory in Bulwell in Nottingham has closed tram and tram lines next to the blaze.
The fire at a unit on Coventry Road broke out at around 11:30am, and more than 30 fire fighters are continuing to tackle the flames.
Surrounding homes have been evacuated because of the risk gas cylinders at the factory could explode.
Trams, trains & other local services are affected by the fire our crews are at on Conventry Rd #Bulwell. Sorry all but safety comes first.