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).
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service are warning homeowners about the dangers of fires in the kitchen after 142 cooking related fires in Derbyshire in the last seven months.
The emergency service team say half of all accidental fires in England begin in the kitchen, and more than half of all fire casualties are caused by kitchen fires.
Since April this year, firefighters across Derbyshire have attended 142 kitchen fires which have resulted in 40 people suffering burns or the effects of smoke inhalation and the death of one gentleman.
Distraction when cooking is one of the main causes of fire call-outs in Derbyshire and the fire service is asking local residents to take extra care in the kitchen over the winter months.
Firefighters go will strike between 6.30pm and 11pm this evening over a pensions row with the government. They are also walking out on Monday morning.
The Fire Brigades Union say the dispute relates to pension changes which could see firefighters having to work beyond the current retirement age of 55. The union says some fire fighters are not fit enough to work beyond that age.
Firefighters from across the region have been in Downing Street today protesting about cuts and the state of their pensions.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union claim that cuts will affect equipment and the ability to tackle fires in the future. They claim that steps like increasing the retirement age mean they are taking more of a hit than other organisations.
Dave Turner from the Fire Brigades Union said that the cuts are 'dangerous'.
The fire minister has said that this kind of action is totally unnecessary and that firefighters' pensions are some of the most generous in the public sector.
Firefighters went on strike last month for four hours over changes to pensions.
The fire which destroyed more than half of a Lincoln community centre is now being treated as suspected arson by police.
A fire which severely damaged a community centre in Lincoln this weekend is being treated as suspected arson.
Firefighters were called to Croft Street Community Centre at around 7am yesterday. More than half of the community hall and it contents have been ruined.
A Lincoln community centre used by 150 people each week has been severely damaged by a fire.
Philip Spendlow from the Croft Street Community Centre said he felt 'physically sick' when he saw half of the hall and its contents had been ruined.
One Direction star Liam Payne escaped unharmed after a fire broke out at his home but three others were taken to hospital with injuries.
The singer was in the flat on the 34th floor of a luxury block in Canary Wharf, in London's Docklands, when firefighters were called.
Two men and a women were treated for burns after a blaze started on the balcony but a spokesman for the star said he was unharmed.
Station manager Laurie Kenny, from London Fire Brigade, said: "Firefighters worked quickly and professionally to get the fire under control as quickly as possible.
"Around 30 people left the building before we arrived and were not injured. Two of the occupants had superficial burns to their hands and the third had burns to his hands and face. All three have been taken to hospital."
Six fire engines and 35 firefighters were called to the scene. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
#hockleyfire is now under control, fire has affected 2 properties in Spencer st. WMFS crews will be on scene for some time expect delays
crews are making good progress at #hockleyfire. we still have 8 appliances and 1 hydraulic platform in attendance. please avoid spencer st.
Six fire-engines and more than 30 firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a three storey derelict building on Spencer Street in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. People are being asked to avoid the area.