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).
Police say a man found guilty of setting fire to his ex-partner in the Black Country committed the crime out of 'pure malice'.
Daniel Sheldon, 42, from Russells Hall Road in Dudley, is due to be sentenced next month.
– Detective Constable Andy Barnsley, West Midlands Police
"This was a horrific crime committed out of pure malice at having been jilted by his partner. It is a measure of Sheldon’s character that he went to set fire to his ex-partner’s home in the dead of night and when disturbed by the woman, he doused her in petrol and set fire to her in front of her young daughter.
"But this horror wasn’t enough for Sheldon who then coolly walked into the house and set fire to the family home where a baby was sleeping. Like a coward he then ran off in an attempt to evade justice and when captured, tried to deny any knowledge of the offence."
A man who doused his former girlfriend in petrol and set her on fire in front of her children has been found guilty of attempted murder.
42-year-old Damion Sheldon from Russells Hall Road in Dudley, poured the fuel over the victim at her home in Haden Walk in Rowley Regis last December.
The woman's nine-year-old daughter helped her to take off her clothes and got her mother to drop and roll.
During this time, Sheldon walked into the house and set fire to the home, where a 13-month old baby was sleeping upstairs.
Firefighters managed to find the lifeless baby, performed CPR for five minutes and brought the child back to life.
The Nottinghamshire Recycling Company say they are unsure why the fire started and an investigation will begin as soon as possible to establish the cause.
In a statement they said:
"The onsite security team informed the emergency services at around 4am this morning of a fire that had broken out in the main transfer building at our Worksop facility in Shireoaks Road.
The emergency service personnel attended and have brought the fire under control.
There were no casualties."
Nottinghamshire Recycling Co.
Notts Recycling, the company that owns a recycling plant in Worksop that is currently on fire, say the blaze is now under control.
Eight fire engines attended the plant on Shireoaks Road earlier this morning.
More than 40 firefighters are currently fighting a fire at a recycling plant in Shireoaks Rd, Worksop
Firefighters battled for five hours this afternoon to put out a blaze which ripped through the upstairs and roof space of a house in Burton-on-Trent.
The three-pump fire took hold of the house, in Berry Hedge Lane, at around 11am and crews only left the scene at 4pm.
The woman who was living there managed to escape before crews arrived. She has been offered emergency accommodation.
Fire investigation officers are now examining the bedroom to establish the cause of the blaze.
A Staffordshire Fire Service spokeswoman said it is thought overloaded plug sockets could be to blame.
Roads closed off after a fire in Birmingham city centre are expected to re-open in the next few minutes.
An area around Bristol Street was cordoned off while fire crews tackled a 'severe' blaze at a building.