BMW i8 in tank of water
Smoking BMW i8 gets submerged in water for 24 hours

The Brandweer Midden- en West-Brabant fire service said putting it out it the ‘normal’ way was difficult

Forest fire
Is climate change making it harder for forests to recover after fires?

A group of scientists who have studied thousands of Douglas fir and ponderosa pine trees say the answer is yes

Fire breaks out at Stanlow Oil Refinery

The blaze started at a chemical manufacturing building on the site and has not affected refinery operations

‘More than a third of public unaware of energy theft dangers’

Knowledge about potential risks is particularly low between 18-24 year olds

Tesla bursts into flames while driving in Los Angeles

UK director Michael Morris was flagged down by other motorists after his electric car set alight

Cambridgeshire wind turbine catches fire in lightning storm

The five turbines at the Ransonmoor Wind Farm produce enough electricity to power around 6,600 local homes

Grenfell legacy sees other high rises threatened by cold

Residents of dozens of London’s high-rises are at risk of freezing after dangerous insulation cladding was removed but not replaced following the Grenfell disaster. That’s according to Fuel Poverty Action, which says so far only one building has had its insulation replaced. It claims there has been little recognition the cold can pose a threat […]

Fire halts part of Europe’s largest oil refinery

Royal Dutch Shell has temporarily shut down most units at its oil refinery in the Netherlands after a fire at an electricity switch station. No one was injured and the source of the blaze at the Pernis facility in Rotterdam, Europe’s largest oil refinery, has yet to be determined. The fire at the facility – […]

Experts advise further insulation and cladding tests

A panel of experts have suggested large scale insulation and cladding tests to help landlords make decisions on measures they may need to put in place to make their buildings safe. It follows the fire at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower, which led to at least 79 deaths. The tests will help establish how different types […]

‘No nuclear risk’ after fire at EDF plant in France

There are no casualties and no risk of contamination after a fire occured at a nuclear power plant in northern France. EDF said the fire at Flamanville 1 was in a “non-nuclear area” in an engine room and was immediately brought under control. Production unit 1 was disconnected automatically from the power grid following the […]