A suspected explosion has forced scores of residents to be evacuated from their homes in south-west London. Shocked witnesses described hearing a “boom” as a building on High Street in Hampton Hill caught fire on Tuesday night.
Source: Evening Standard [uk]: Hampton Hill explosion: 30 evacuated from homes as large blast sparks blaze in south-west London
Insurer Zurich Municipal calls for government to change law to make sprinklers mandatory
Source: The Guardian [uk]: Two-thirds of English schools found to have ‘poor’ fire protections
Clapton fire: Major blaze engulfs block of flats in east London
Source: The Telegraph [uk]: Clapton fire: Major blaze engulfs block of flats in east London
Twenty fire engines are called to the blaze which has engulfed a four-storey building.
Source: BBC News: Worcester Park fire: Blaze engulfs four-storey London block of flats – BBC News
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Source: MSN: M6 closed for hours due to massive lorry fire
Authorities fear that as many as 34 people may have died in a fire on a dive boat off the southern California coast.
Source: Stefanie Dazio [AP]: 25 bodies are recovered after California boat fire with fading hope for any survivors
The massive fire at the site in Peterborough is under control but still smouldering.
Source: BBC News: Peterborough fire: Five arrested over Whirlpool HQ blaze – BBC News
Fire rips through lorry trailers at Whirlpool factory
Source: The Telegraph Newspaper UK: Fire rips through lorry trailers at Whirlpool factory
More than 80 firefighters spend the night trying to contain the blaze at Woodmill High in Dunfermline.
Source: BBC News: Woodmill High School closed after ‘complex’ fire – BBC News