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Council's £30k fire deaths fine

Warwickshire County Council has been fined £30,000 for health and safety breaches after four firefighters died in a warehouse fire.

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Judge: 'Unfortunate justice has been so delayed'

The Honourable Mr Justice MacDuff at Stafford Crown Court has said:

It is unfortunate that justice in this case has been so delayed.

The Defendant pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

This was a fire within a building. What was reported was a single pallet fire. The first obvious step was to try and put the fire out provided it could be safely done.

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