Top 6 Reasons Fires Are Caused In Homes Over Winter

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Any kind of house fire can prove very devastating. Each year there are well over 300,000 house fires and most of these tend to occur during the winter months, than at any other time of the year.   But with the right kind of knowledge and preparation, you can reduce the risk of a fire occurring.  You… Read more »

Sprinkler Save : apartment block, London

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A very serious fire occurred in a block of flats in Hampstead, London. Fortunately the building was protected by an automatic fire sprinkler system installed by a BAFSA and RSA Member company. The system activated on five floors, due to the severe fire that spread from balcony to balcony. The incident clearly shows the importance… Read more »

Sprinkler save : flat, Salisbury

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A fire that broke out in a flat at Avon Reach in Middleton Road, Salisbury at 1059 on August 15th was extinguished when the sprinkler system activated – as a result, the fire damage was contained and there was minimal water damage. Group Manager Tim Gray, Head of Fire Safety, said: “Because of the quick… Read more »

Sprinkler Save : duplex apartment, London

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A fire in an airing cupboard on the half landing of a duplex apartment in an 18 storey block was suppressed by the operation of two sprinkler heads. The fire had spread from the airing cupboard, which did not have sprinkler protection, on to the half landing. The half landing door was open allowing the… Read more »

Sprinkler Demand after Grenfell Tower Disaster

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Rise in Sprinkler Demand after Grenfell Tower Disaster More than a year on from the Grenfell Tower fire and we’re still learning from the mistakes that lead to the disaster, after it was revealed that the tower was not fitted with a sprinkler system during a renovation in 2016, residents and the public were outraged… Read more »

Risk of house fires as heatwave blazes through UK

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London Fire Brigade reveals the hidden dangers of UK heatwave   The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned Londoners of the potential risk that comes with this record-breaking hot weather this summer, mirrors. This may seem like a strange and rare cause for a house fire, but it’s more common than you think. With this… Read more »

Fire deaths linked to smoking on the rise in London

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There has been a rise in the number of fatal fires caused by smoking according to the London Fire Service, and many of these incidents could have been prevented had certain precautions been taken. The vast majority of deaths in this instance are caused by spent matches, discarded lighters and cigarettes that hadn’t been extinguished… Read more »