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Police look for two teenagers after Birmingham bus fire

The fire broke out on the upper deck of the bus on Thursday afternoon Credit: Hossein Zolfi/YouTube

Police say a bus fire in Birmingham which caused £150,000 worth of damage was started deliberately.

The bus, which was travelling through Sparkhill at around 2pm on Thursday (12 June), had to be evacuated because of the blaze on the top deck.

Officers say they are looking for anyone who saw two white teenage boys, who they believe started the fire deliberately.


Passengers escape from burning double-decker bus

Passengers had to escape a burning double-decker bus when it caught fire near Warwick University in Coventry this morning.

A female passenger noticed smoke coming from the back seats of the vehicle and alerted the driver, who pulled over in Gibbet Hill Road and managed to evacuate all seven passengers before the engine burst into flames.

The blaze took hold only 22 minutes after today's 24-hour fire service strike was imposed.

The bus was reduced to charred metal but nobody was hurt in the fire and nearby university buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

Residents told to keep windows and doors closed

Lincolnshire police are advising people living near to a fire at the Environcom recycling plant in Grantham to keep their windows and doors closed.

People have reported seeing black plumes of smoke for miles.

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.

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