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News Archive

April 2011

Reduction in Easter Grass Fires in North Staffordshire
North Staffordshire saw a 29% decrease in grass fires over this year’s Easter break compared to the same period last year Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.
Leaders Pay Tribute to County Councillor Barrie Mycock
Peter Dartford, Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, today paid their respects to County Councillor Barrie Mycock who died at the weekend.
Woodland Fires in Enville
Firefighters are still at a woodland fire which started on Sunday in Million Woods on Bridgnorth Road in Enville.
New Community Fire Station Proves Popular
Uttoxeter Community Fire Station has attracted nearly 800 people since opening its doors last Friday.
Repeat Warning after Abbey Hulton Kitchen Fire
Firefighters are reminding people about taking care when cooking following a kitchen fire in Abbey Hulton in the early hours of this morning.
Don’t Invite us to Your Fun in the Sun
With temperatures set to remain in the 20s this Easter weekend, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to take care when cooking on a barbecue.
Deliberate Grass Fire in Brereton
Two crews from Rugeley and one crew from Abbots Bromley were called to a grass fire off Cherry Tree Road in Brereton at 7.50pm last night.
Newcastle Building Fire Started Deliberately
A building fire on Marsh Parade in Newcastle was started deliberately Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.
Deliberate Fire in the Moorlands
Firefighters from Ipstones, Cheadle and Uttoxeter were called to a deliberately started caravan fire near to Peakstones Caravan Site off Holme Road in Alton last night.
Don-Bur Fire Started Accidentally
A fire at Don-Bur on Mossfield Road in Adderley Green, Stoke-on-Trent started accidentally Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.
Royal Visit for New Community Fire Station
Sandyford Community Fire Station in Stoke-on-Trent will be officially opened by HRH Earl of Wessex on Tuesday 3rd May.
Second Moorlands Fire in a Week
A second heathland fire has ravaged a national park in the Moorlands and is believed to have been the result of careless behaviour.
Will You Display Your Postcard?
Firefighters in Cheadle will be out and about in the coming weeks popping postcards through people’s doors which offer free Home Fire Risk Checks.
Deliberate Fire at Moorlands Barn
Firefighters from Longnor and Ipstones have attended a deliberate fire this morning in Wetton.
Kitchen Fire in Brewood
A woman and her 18 week old baby were taken to hospital following a kitchen fire above a pub in Brewood at the weekend.
Workshop Fire Leads to 200 Metre Cordon
A precautionary 200 metre cordon was set up on Cannock Wood Lane in Rawnsley yesterday following a fire involving a workshop and acetylene cylinders.
Burton Workers Fire Safety Warning
Statistics from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service show that a quarter of all workplace fires in the last 12 months in Burton were accidentally caused by incidents you’d more commonly expect to occur in the home.
Community Awareness Day in Stafford
Stafford firefighters are holding an event at the West Way Public House in Highfields on April 20th to help promote community safety in the area.
Fourteen Deliberate Grass Fires in Six Hours
Firefighters spent over six hours attending and tackling grass fire incidents in the Parkhall area yesterday.
Four Deliberate Grass Fires in Four Hours
Crews from Cannock attended four deliberately started grass fires in the Cannock area yesterday.
Bonfire Spreads to Wooden Building
Nine firefighters from Uttoxeter and Ashbourne have attended a fire involving an unused wooden building on Hollington Road in Rocester today at 2.35pm.
Ramshaw Rocks Ravaged by Fire
Approximately two square miles of heathland caught fire on Saturday night which took 10 crews from Longnor, Ipstones, Leek, Cheadle, Biddulph, Longton, Burslem, Cannock and Buxton over 20 hours to fully extinguish.
Flames Aren’t Games
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a new campaign to highlight the dangers of deliberately starting grass fires.
Elderly Man Rescued from Bungalow Fire
An 83-year-old man has been rescued from a fire in his bungalow at 10.45am this morning.
Warning Issued about Wood Burners
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a warning about wood burners following three recent incidents which saw poorly installed wood burners result in house fires.
Service’s Corporate Safety Plan Launched
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has published it Corporate Safety Plan which sets out the Service’s plans and priority areas over the next three years.
Fire Service Friend Celebrates 100th Birthday
Brewood resident Nancy Pritchard has celebrated her 100th birthday with Brewood firefighters and was presented with flowers and a special cake to mark the occasion.
Warning Against Anti-social Behaviour
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a warning against anti-social behaviour in Chesterton. 
Drop in Sessions at New Community Station
The newly built Uttoxeter Community Fire Station will throw its doors open to the public for the first time next week.
Emergency Call Reminder
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people that they must call the fire service in an emergency situation if people are at risk.
Deliberately Started Bin Fire Damages Window
The window of a property on Heather Close in Lichfield has been damaged following a deliberately started wheelie bin fire in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Fire Victim Backs Cooking Safety Campaign
A Staffordshire family who had a kitchen fire in March last year are backing Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s cooking campaign.
Stafford Student Firefighters Passing Out Parade
A group of student firefighters will be awarded for successfully completing their course at a Celebration of Success event being held at Stafford Fire Station next Tuesday.
Volunteer Event a Success!
A total of 17 people attended the volunteer information event held today at Tamworth Belgrave Community Fire Station.
Kitchen Destroyed in Dishwasher Fire
A kitchen has been gutted and the rest of the house heat and smoke damaged throughout following a dishwasher fire in Whitehill, Kidsgrove this morning.
Wombourne Course Leads to Friendship Group
A group of eight older people have formed a new friendship group in Wombourne following a course for older persons at Wombourne Community Fire Station.