1 July 20


People are being discouraged from setting deliberate garden fires, in an effort to curb the number of bonfire call-outs faced by the Fire Service. In recent months, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has attended a high number of bonfire-related incidents. In some of these fires, firefighters have stepped in to extinguish a blaze seen …

Smouldering cloths after linseed oil use

23 June 20


Home improvers who use linseed oil as part of their furniture projects are being warned about fire risks after a recent incident in which a pile of cloths began to spontaneously combust. The incident, which happened at a home in the Daventry area last month, involved a pile of linseed oil-soaked cloths which had been …

12 June 20


Eight fire crews attended a large blaze at an office block in Corby yesterday evening. Crews attended the building in Eismann Way at 10:50pm on Thursday, June 12, and firefighters were deployed inside wearing breathing apparatus as others tackled the fire from outside through a first floor window. One employee inside the building escaped without …

10 June 20


More than 150 entries from young people across Northamptonshire were received for the Virtual Community Safety Challenge Covid-19… and a winner has now been decided. The competition, asked secondary school pupils to take on a creative challenge to design ways to make people think about and to raise awareness of important Covid-19 messages. The challenge …

8 June 20


‘Call us if you are worried about the fire safety of a vulnerable person’ is the message to carers, from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS). This Carers’ Week (June 8-14), people who help to look after someone who may need support due to age, disability or illness, are being reminded that fire safety support …

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