(LONDON) JUST IN: Ocado has cancelled thousands of orders after a fire at a fulfilment centre in south-east on Friday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.19: About 800 staff had to be evacuated and firefighters worked through the night to contain the incident: It is the second fire involving robots at Ocado. Its Andover facility burned down in 2019 after an electrical fault.

#AceDailyNews says that thousands of orders have been cancelled after Ocado robot fire the online grocer said the blaze started when three of the robots that help pick its groceries collided at the Erith site

Robots at Ocado's warehouse in Erith
At Ocado’s warehouses, hundreds of robots zip around a grid, collecting groceries and bringing them to members of staff who will pack them into boxes.

Shares in the company slipped by about 3% in early trade on Monday.

Ocado handles up to 150,000 orders a week at the Erith warehouse.

The company said the fire would cause “disruption to operations” but that it was “working to restore normal service as soon as possible”. 

“We expect the facility to begin operating within the coming week and thank customers whose orders are affected for their patience.

“We would like to also thank the London Fire Brigade and all the other emergency services for their hard work and professionalism in dealing with this incident.”

Getty ImagesOcado was the UK’s third largest online grocer last year

It said no one had been injured in the fire and all its staff were safe. The damage is limited to a small section of its warehouse, it added, although it could not say when the site would reopen. 

The retailer has contacted all affected customers, but there was a mixed reaction on social media. 

One angry customer tweeted: “I’m sorry that there is a fire and glad that it appears no one is hurt, but why do I have to find out on twitter?”

She added: “This is the 3rd or 4th order in a row that has been messed up.”

Others expressed support for the firm, with one tweeting: “Whilst it may be inconvenient, some more compassion for the business and staff affected might be nice!”

Ocado’s fulfilment centres are highly automated. 

At Erith, hundreds of robots zip around a grid, collecting groceries and bringing them to members of staff who will pack them into boxes, which are then loaded on to trucks for delivery.

However, a fault in a battery charging unit caused a robot to catch light at Ocado’s Andover distribution centre in 2019. 

The site, which processed 30,000 orders a week at the time, burned for four days and was completely destroyed. It has since been rebuilt.Flames and smoke were seen from miles around during the fire in 2019

Ocado, which was the UK’s third biggest online grocer last year, has seen huge growth during the pandemic, with sales up 40% in the first three months of the year.

It also continues to strike technology licensing partnerships with grocery chains around the world, including Groupe Casino in France and Kroger in the US. 

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(BANGLADESH) LATEST: Police have arrested eight people Saturday on murder charges in connection with a factory fire that killed at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an illegally locked door, a senior police official said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.11: The blaze began Thursday night at the five-story Hashem Foods Ltd. factory in Rupganj, just outside the capital Dhaka, sending huge clouds of black smoke billowing into the sky. Police discovered piles of bodies Friday afternoon after the fire was extinguished.

#AceDailyNews says that police in Bangladesh have arrested 8-people on murder charges after a factory fire has killed at least 52-people on Thursday night according to AP report

SOURCE: The Associated Press, Julhas Alam

Smoke rises from a food and beverage factory in Rupganj, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, July 9, 2021. At least 52 people died in a huge blaze that engulfed a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh’s capital, fire officials said Friday, in the latest industrial disaster to hit the South Asian nation. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)

“We have arrested them for murder charges,” Jayedul Alam, police superintendent for Narayanganj district, told The Associated Press by phone. “They are in our custody now.”

Home Minister Asaduzzman Khan said that among those detained is the managing director of Sajeeb Group, which owns the factory.

The minister did not provide further details, but said those responsible would be punished.

“It’s a murder,” Khan told reporters as he visited the factory site Saturday.

By Saturday evening, a court in Dhaka allowed all eight suspects to remain in police custody for four days for interrogation.

Bangladesh has a tragic history of industrial disasters, including factories catching fire with workers locked inside. Big international brands, which employ tens of thousands of low-paid workers in Bangladesh, have come under heavy pressure to improve factory conditions.

In similar cases, factory owners have faced culpable homicide charges for negligence, and it’s illegal for a factory to lock its exits when workers are inside during production hours.

The main exit of the factory that caught fire Thursday was locked from the inside, a Fire Service and Civil Defense official said, and many of those who died were trapped.

One of them was 23-year-old Rima Akter, who made desperate calls to her family as the fire engulfed the factory.

On Saturday, her mother and other family members struggled to identify the young woman’s remains in the morgue at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

“We have checked 36 body bags, but it is very difficult to identify her,” her brother-in-law Arafat Rahman said.

Her mother, Josna Begum, cried as officials tried to reassure several families waiting outside the hospital that their loved ones’ bodies would be returned once DNA tests were completed. Forensic experts worked to identify the dead, taking DNA samples from victims’ family members, and by late Saturday afternoon samples from 33 of the deceased had been collected, officials at the hospital said.

“My daughter worked to provide for her educational expenses. She was attending online classes and exams. I have no one else in the world … what is there left for me to do now?” Josna Begum said.

Prova Barman, father of Kompa Rani Barman, who died in the fire, spoke to reporters in front of the factory Saturday.

“My daughter’s body was found over here. She was on the third floor. The supervisor locked in many girls there, including my daughter, during the fire. Many girls could not escape after the gate was locked,” he said.

Other workers jumped from the upper floors, and at least 26 suffered injuries, the United News of Bangladesh agency reported Friday.

The factory is a subsidiary of Sajeeb Group, a Bangladeshi company that produces juice under Pakistan’s Lahore-based Shezan International Ltd. According to the group’s website, the company exports its products to a number of countries including Australia, the United States, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Bhutan, Nepal and nations in the Middle East and Africa.

Despite the South Asian nation’s rapid economic growth, corruption and lax enforcement have resulted in many deaths over the years.

In 2012, about 117 workers died when they were trapped behind locked exits in a garment factory in Dhaka.

The following year, more than 1,100 people were killed when a building that housed five garment factories collapsed, becoming the country’s worst industrial disaster.

Investigators initially said those accused of wrongdoing would be charged with culpable homicide, which carries a maximum punishment of seven years in jail. They later changed the charges to murder due to the gravity of the disaster.

However, powerful factory owners often take advantage of the slow pace of the legal system, dragging out the process for years. The murder cases in the 2013 factory collapse are still ongoing.

The tragedy did spark tougher safety rules for the garment industry, but many other sectors fail to maintain safety standards and disasters have continued.

In February 2019, a blaze ripped through a 400-year-old area cramped with apartments, shops and warehouses in the oldest part of Dhaka, killing at least 67 people.

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(DUBAI) JUST IN: A fiery explosion on a container ship has sent a shock wave through and damaged one of the world’s largest ports #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.10: The explosion unleashed a shock wave through the skyscraper-studded city of Dubai, causing walls and windows to shake in neighbourhoods as far as 25 kilometres away.

#AceDailyNews – DUBAI: Explosion on container ship felt by residents 25 kilometres away as the blaze sent up giant orange flames on a vessel at the crucial Jebel Ali Port, which is the busiest port in the Middle East and sits on the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula.

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Firefighters work to extinguish the inferno on the ship.

Panicked residents filmed from their high-rises as a fiery ball illuminated the night sky.

The blast was powerful enough to be seen from space by satellite.

There were no immediate reports of casualties at the port.

Dubai’s civil defence teams said they had brought the fire under control and started the “cooling process” roughly two-and-a-half hours after the blast.

Authorities posted to social media video of firefighters dousing giant shipping containers.

The glow of the blaze remained visible in the background as civil defence crews worked to contain the fire.

The extent of damage caused to the sprawling port and surrounding cargo was not immediately clear.

Footage shared on social media in the aftermath showed charred containers, ashes and littered debris.

Dubai authorities told the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV the crew had evacuated in time and the fire appeared to have started in one of the containers holding “flammable material”.

Seeking to downplay the explosion, Mona al-Marri, director-general of the Dubai Media Office, told Al-Arabiya the incident could have happened “anywhere in the world” and authorities were investigating the cause.

The Jebel Ali Port, at the northern end of Dubai, is the largest man-made deep-water harbour in the world and it serves cargo from the Indian subcontinent, Africa and Asia.

The port is not only a critical global cargo hub, but a lifeline for Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, serving as the point of entry for essential imports.

Dubai authorities did not identify the stricken ship beyond saying it was a small vessel with a capacity of 130 containers.

Ship tracker MarineTraffic showed a fleet of small support vessels surrounding a docked container ship called the Ocean Trader flagged in Comoros.

Footage from the scene rebroadcast by the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency showed firefighters hosing down a vessel bearing paint and a logo that corresponds to the Ocean Trader, which is operated by the Dubai-based Inzu Ship Charter.

The Ocean Trader docked at Jebel Ali Port at midday on Wednesday.

Ship-tracking data showed the vessel had been sailing up and down the coast of the UAE since April.

The United Nations ship database identified the vessel’s owners as Sash Shipping corporation.

Sash and Inzu Ship Charter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

AP/WAM News Agency/Al Arabiya/

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(LONDON) JUST IN: LFB REPORT: Around 70-firefighters are battling a blaze at the ‘Elephant & Castle” that has caused a huge plume of smoke to billow into the sky above #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.28: London Fire Brigade (LFB) said three commercial units were alight along with four cars and a telephone box.

London Fire Brigade. At ‘Elephant & Castle Fire: Huge blaze at railway arches and about 70 firefighters are battling the blaze at some railway arches near Elephant and Castle station according to BBC News

@stevendicostaA huge plume of smoke is visible above south London

Local residents have been warned to keep doors and windows closed and all trains have been stopped from running through the area.

Ten fire engines were called to the scene at about 13:45 BST, with the fire thought to have started in some garages close to the railway station.

Some people living in the area reported hearing several explosions.

Sara Scarpa, 25, who lives in nearby apartment building Hurlock Heights, said: “We opened the window for a sec as you could hear people shouting, and we smelt something very, very strong.

“The smoke (was) dying down a little… we heard an explosion and now it started again,” she said.

@strutcakesThree commercial units are alight, firefighters say

Alex Lecki, who works in a restaurant in Elephant and Castle, said his entire building had been evacuated.

“We saw smoke billowing out… The smoke pillar started enveloping the apartment blocks as well and we kept hearing intermittent bangs,” the 30-year-old said.

He added that police had “indicated it could be some time” before they would be allowed to return.

Ben LovellLFB says it has received nearly 50 calls about the blaze

The Met said “significant road closures” were in place and people had been advised to avoid the area.

“The station has been evacuated and residential evacuations are taking now place,” they said.

Thameslink said trains between St Albans and Sutton and between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks were affected by the closed rail lines.

Travellers have been advised to use buses, London Underground services or Southeastern services between London Victoria, Peckham Rye, Nunhead and London Bridge to complete their journeys.

@MuktaiTrains have been stopped from travelling through the area

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(NEW DELHI, India.) JUST IN: At least 18 people have died in a fire that broke out at a chemical plant on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Pune #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.09: Fire engines rushed to the spot as smoke billowed from the compound – firemen had to break walls on either side to rescue people: The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, officials told BBC Marathi:

INDIA: Eighteen dead in India chemical plant fire and some 37 other workers were trapped inside the building when the blaze started around 15:45 local time (10:15 GMT) on Monday.

A fire at chemical plant near Pune city in India
The fire broke out at a chemical plant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences over the death of the workers, and announced 200,000 rupees ($2,800; £1,900) as compensation for their families. He also promised $690 as compensation for the injured.

The factory belonged to SV Aqua Technologies, a company that makes chlorine dioxide products, which is typically used in water treatment.

It was located in what is known as the the Pirangut industrial estate, home to several other factories and plants, some 16km (10 miles) from Pune. Most of the workers live close by. 

The government of Maharashtra, where the factory is located, also announced $6,800 as compensation to the victims ‘families. 

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(INDONESIA) JUST IN: Almost 200 passengers have been safely evacuated from a passenger ship that caught fire in the sea in the country’s east #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.31: Authorities said there were 181 people on board, including 22 crew, when the ship caught fire early this morning.Passengers were evacuated and taken to a nearby village:

INDONESIA: ‘Hundreds of passengers evacuated from burning passenger ship in east with media posts include dramatic vision of the ship alight and covered in thick black smoke with footage showed many of those on board in life jackets jumping into lifeboats’

Posted Yesterday at 12:58pm

A ferry is in flames on the ocean.
Initial reports suggest the fire may have started in the ship’s engine room.(Supplied)

All were rescued and taken to a nearby village. There were no early reports of injuries.

Initial reports suggest the fire may have begun in the engine room.

The ship was sailing from Ternate in North Maluku province to Sanana in the Sula Islands.

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(DORSET, U.K) LATEST: Large fire destroys a thatched cottage in Wimborne on Sunday with 60-firefighters from Wiltshire Fire Service fighting the fire #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.25: The fire service said the roof and first floor had been completely destroyed and the ground floor suffered “significant damage”.

DORSET: Thatched cottage destroyed by fire: The blaze broke out in the detached property in Cowgrove Road, Pamphill, near Wimborne, at about 14:00 BST on Sunday’ More than 60 firefighters from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service worked to bring the fire under control.

Thatched cottage fire, Wimborne
The fire engulfed the roof of the thatched home

Crews remain at the scene dampening down.

No casualties have been reported and the cause of the fire is not yet known.

Anthony OliverFirefighters stripped thatch from the roof to stop the spread of the flames

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(LANCASHIRE, U.K) JUST IN: A child has died and four adults injured in a massive fire in Heysham with 10-firefighting crews are fighting the blaze that has collapsed buildings #AceNewsDesk report

HEYSHAM: Child dies and four adults injured in Lancashire explosion: Firefighters, police and ambulances were sent to Mallowdale Avenue in the town in the early hours of Sunday’

Firefighters Working With Blaze

7 minutes ago Firefightets are still searching the scene

Two houses collapsed and serious damage was done to a third property, Lancashire Police said.

A young child died in the blast, which happened at 02:40 BST, and the force said two men and two women had been taken to hospital with injuries.

“We can now confirm that sadly a young child has died as a result of the incident. The family have been informed and our thoughts remain with them at this distressing time,” the force said.Firefighters and ambulances were sent to the scene in the early hours

Two of the people hurt had serious injuries, assistant chief constable Jo Edwards said at a press conference at the scene earlier.

The other two are being assessed in hospital.

She said the search and rescue operation is still ongoing but “we believe we have got everybody out”. 

Lancashire Fire said a major incident was declared after it was reported that there has been an explosion at a property on Mallowdale Avenue.One house had collapsed and nearby houses had roof damage

About 30-40 people were evacuated from their homes. Most went to stay with friends and family but the Salt Ayre Leisure Centre is welcoming anyone needing support.

Lancaster City Council leader Erica Lewis said councils would give housing support to those affected and had opened a helpline.

She said it was “important we understand how this happened” and the investigation “runs its course”.

One neighbour said it “sounded like a bomb going off”.

“It literally shook the whole bed. We felt like we were going through the floor. 

“We jumped out of bed and we just ran to see what was going on. It’s just awful,” she said.

Dave GuestNeighbours said the explosion “sounded like a bomb going off”

Susan Faulkner, 74, who lives further down the avenue, said she was still “shaken” by the incident.

“I woke up with this huge bang and I thought someone was breaking into my house… I’m still quite shaken by it. I’ve never experienced that before.

Ms Faulkner said that her own property and others close by had been damaged.

“It was quite a blast, I live quite way down there and part of my side door was blown in, my next door neighbour’s plates were smashed,” she said.

“I’ve been very lucky. When I see what those poor souls have had happen to them, it’s devastating. I’m really sad for those people, it’s such a sad thing to happen to them.”Cars and houses were damaged by bricks and debris from the blast

Dan Knowles, who lives four streets away from the explosion, said he thought there had been an earthquake.

“We immediately checked on our kids and got back in bed. We then heard sirens and my wife checked Facebook.

“We stayed indoors and switched everything off at the source and then sat up all night worrying.”

Another neighbour said he had been helping out “making brews” since being woken by the blast.

Matt House, from North West Ambulance Service, said he had not seen an explosion like this in the UK during his 20 years of service.

Ben Norman, assistant chief fire officer, said there would be “untold” impact on fire officers working at the scene.

He said at its peak, 80 fire officers were at the scene with two engines pulled in from Cumbria and emergency service workers “took great risks”.

He added: “Some of those are staff that respond from home or a workplace. They’re on-call firefighters so they go back into this community.

“They live within it, they work within it, their families are within it.”

Local MP David Morris, who represents Morecambe and Lunesdale, thanked the emergency services on Twitter and said: “My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families on Mallowdale Avenue”.

Police said they were working with gas service engineers to make the area safe and they advised people to stay away. 

Electricity North West, which supplies electricity across the north west of England, said on Twitter that engineers were removing supplies for safety.

The company could not confirm how many properties would be affected, or for how long.

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(LONDON) JUST IN: A devastating fire at a historic boatyard has destroyed a yacht that was used to rescue troops from Dunkirk during the Second World War #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.04: A devastating fire at a historic boatyard has destroyed a yacht that was used to rescue troops from Dunkirk during the Second World War:

Historic ship used to save people from Dunkirk in WW2 destroyed in boatyard fire: ‘The Lady Gay was lost in the blaze on Platts Eyot in Hampton, south west London, on Monday, according to the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships’

Tues.4 May 2021 10:26 am

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The huge fire at a boatyard on the River Thames has destroyed the Lady Gay, a boat used in the evacuation of Dunkirk (Picture: Resuters/Association of Dunkirk Little Ships)

Two other vessels, also used in the famous rescue mission, were moved to safety as the fire tore through two boat sheds.

A statement from the association confirmed the loss of the boat – known as a Dunkirk Little Ship or DLS – this morning. 

It said: ‘It is with great sadness that yesterday May 3rd 2021 Dunkirk Little Ship Lady Gay was destroyed in a blaze at the old Thornycroft sheds on Platts Eyot, Hampton. 

‘DLS Mary Irene and Elvin, who were also on site, were able to be moved to safety but today our thoughts are with Lady Gay’s owners in their loss of a truly wonderful little ship.’

Lady Gay, a 34ft Motor Yacht, was originally built in 1934 for Lord Alfred Dunhill and cost £1500. 

She was one of hundreds of small boats used to take troops off the beaches at Dunkirk and return them to the UK after the Nazis invaded France in 1940.

Picture of the lady gay destroyed in thames fire - Association of Dunkirk Little Ships
The Lady Gay was built in 1934 (Picture: Association of Dunkirk Little Ships)
A fire raged through the boatyard yesterday
A fire raged through the boatyard yesterday
Firefighters tackle a blaze at a boatyard next to the River Thames, Hampton, west London, Britain, May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville
More than 100 firefighters were mobilised to try to put out the blaze (Picture: Reuters)

It’s understood she was on the slipway of Otter Marine, having just had some restoration work completed to get her ready for the coming season afloat.

Some people were seen attempting to rescue the small boats as the fire raged around them yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters managed to bring the blaze on the island in the River Thames under control late on Monday night. 

Boats have been built at Platts Eyot since 1868 and the sheds that have been destroyed were Grade II listed because of their historical importance. 

Crews were called soon before 5.15pm to reports of two industrial units on fire, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said in a statement.

Bystanders look on as firefighters tackle a blaze at a boatyard next to the River Thames, Hampton, west London, Britain, May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Fire crews had to access the island on foot (Picture: Reuters)
Firefighters tackle a blaze at a boatyard next to the River Thames, Hampton, west London, Britain, May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Some 15 fire engines were on the scene (Picture: Reuters)
The fire has devastated the boatyard (Picture: UkNewsinPictures)

Some 15 fire engines were at the scene on Monday evening, with crews forced to carry their equipment to the blaze by hand as the island can only be accessed via a footbridge.

Footage from the incident showed two large buildings at the Hampton Boat Sheds on fire, while subsequent photos showed just the charred remains of the structures.

LFB said its control room had received more than 60 calls about the fire. One man was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

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(KENT, U.K.) JUST IN: At least two people have been seriously injured after an explosion ripped through a property engulfing it in flames and trapping several inside #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.04: Emergency services freed ‘a number of people’ who were trapped, while witnesses said a ‘hero’ pulled neighbours from the wreckage of the terraced home in Mill View:

Two casualties after huge explosion rips through houses trapping people inside: ‘Residents reported hearing an explosion that shook their houses in the street in Willesborough, Ashford, shortly before 8am on Tuesday morning according to MetroUK today’

Tues.4 May 2021 9:04 am

A property has exploded in Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, leaving several injured.
Video footage shows the property engulfed in flames as emergency services were scrambled to the scene (Picture: PA/@CFC_Hazz)

An elderly couple reportedly live in the house and were rescued.

Seven people have been rushed to hospital with two seriously injured and a further five with less serious wounds. One person was airlifted from the scene at about 10am.

Footage shows a huge blaze engulfing the house as officers attempt to keep bystanders back, while images show others fleeing the fire as neighbours wearing their pyjamas looked on.

Smoke can be seen billowing from the hollowed out home which was was left with no walls and just the chimney remaining.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said seven fire engines and a height vehicle are currently at the scene as firefighters continue to extinguish the flames. Gas engineers have also been called in.

Huge gas explosion destroys house in Willesborough, Ashford

Huge gas explosion destroys house in Willesborough, Ashford

Emergency services attend the scene of a house fire in Mill View in Willesborough, near Ashford, Kent following a reported explosion.
The blaze has left a property completely destroyed (Picture: PA)
Paramedics and emergency services attend to an injured person at the scene of a house fire in Mill View in Willesborough, near Ashford, Kent following a reported explosion.
A number of people were trapped inside the property (Picture: PA)

Sharing footage on Twitter, one local resident wrote: ‘Huge gas explosion on my road, front of the house is completely gone’.

Another local earlier told KentOnline: ‘It looks like just one house is on fire. There is debris absolutely everywhere.’

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘Crews are working to extinguish any remaining signs of fire following an explosion at a house in Mill View, in Willesborough, Ashford.’

‘Crews are working with Kent Police and SECAmb, including its Hazardous Area Response team, and the air ambulance has also sent two road vehicles to the scene,’ added the spokesperson.

‘Two casualties have been passed into the care of SECAmb.’

Kent Police said it is not yet known what caused the explosion but it is not being treated as suspicious. 

Firefighters tackle blaze after house explodes in Kent

Firefighters tackle blaze after house explodes in Kent

The first pictures of the aftermath of this morning's explosion show the carnage caused by the blast in Mill View, Ashford.
Two casualties have been confirmed (Picture: UKNIP)
Emergency services attend the scene of a house fire in Mill View in Willesborough, near Ashford, Kent following a reported explosion.
Seven fire engines were rushed to the scene (Picture: PA)

‘A number of people were reported to have been trapped in the rubble and were rescued,’ said a spokesperson.

‘Two people sustained serious injuries and were taken to a London hospital. A further five people were treated locally for injuries described as less serious. All residents are now accounted for.

‘The Salvation Army have set up a centre at a local village hall to provide support to those who have been evacuated.’

Kent Police have urged people to stay away from the area, while a number of roads are cordoned off.

'Gas explosion' in Mill View, Willesborough, Ashford.
One resident said the front of the house was ‘completely gone’ (Picture: @CFC_Hazz)
Paramedics and emergency services attend to an injured person at the scene of a house fire in Mill View in Willesborough, near Ashford, Kent following a reported explosion.
Residents reported hearing the explosion just before 8am (Picture: PA)
'Gas explosion' in Mill View, Willesborough, Ashford.
Emergency services have so far rescued a ‘number of people’ (Picture: @CFC_Hazz)

The London Air Ambulance was also sent and landed in Hythe Road recreation ground behind the homes in Osborne Road.

A South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) spokesperson said: ‘We can confirm our attendance at an incident in Mill View, Willesborough, Ashford, reported to us shortly before 8am.

‘Ambulance crews including our Hazardous Area Response Team are at the scene with police and fire colleagues.

‘The air ambulance service has also sent two road vehicles to the scene. We are assessing patients at the scene and will issue further details when available.’

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(SEATTLE) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a boat fire Monday morning at Quartermaster Harbor Yacht Club on Vashon Island this morning #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.30: At 4:16 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received notification from dispatchers at Valley Communications Center that two 40-foot yachts were on fire at the end of the marina’s south pier and local fire department personnel were on scene.

Coast Guard, partners respond to boat fire, pollution incident on Vashon Island, WA at approximately 4:30 a.m., a Coast Guard Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew responded and an Air Station Port Angeles aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter diverted from routine operations at King County International Airport.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/29/2021 06:30 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 251-3237
13th District online newsroom

Coast Guard, partners respond to boat fire, pollution incident on Vashon Island, WA

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Once on scene, the Coast Guard Station Seattle boatcrew began enforcing a 500-yard safety zone, while a Vashon Island Fire Department and Tacoma Fire Department boat crews extinguished the flames. The helicopter aircrew provided aerial support and information regarding observable pollution in the water.

At 7:30 a.m., the Vashon Island Fire Chief reported that no one was aboard either vessel, both of which sank at the pier. The helicopter aircrew reported a 60-foot by 120-foot visible sheen in and around the marina.

At 8 a.m. Coast Guard pollution responders from Sector Puget Sound were en route to the scene. Containment and cleanup operations are ongoing, and the safety zone is no longer being enforced.

“The Coast Guard and our port partners are working with the vessel owners to mitigate impact on the environment and to remove pollutants and the vessels from the waterway,” said Lt. Cmdr. Brett Ettinger, chief of incident management at Sector Puget Sound.

An estimated maximum potential for pollution is 600 gallons of gasoline.

Responding agencies/units:
– U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle (45-foot response boat-medium)
– U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles (MH-65 Dolphin helicopter)
– U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division (pollution response team)
– Tacoma Fire Department Marine Unit
– Vashon Island Fire Department
– Washington State Department of Ecology
– Washington State Department of Natural Resources

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(ORLANDO, Fla.) Justice Dept Report: A man has been charged under a federal indictment with a ‘hate crime’ for setting fire to a church in July 2020: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.19: A Florida man was charged with federal hate crime in Ocala for setting fire to a church: According to the indictment, Shields intentionally set fire to the Queen of Peace Catholic Church on July 11, 2020. The indictment alleges that he was motivated to set this fire due to the religious character of the church. Shields is charged with one count of intentional damage to religious property, a hate crime charge that falls under the Church Arson Prevention Act, and one count of using fire to commit a felony:

Florida Man Charged with Federal Hate Crime: ‘Steven Shields, 24, of Dunnellon, was charged with setting fire to and damaging the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala by a federal grand jury in Orlando, who returned an indictment against him’

For more information and resources about the department’s work to combat hate crimes, visit www.justice.gov/hatecrimes.

If convicted, Shields faces a maximum term of 20 years imprisonment for intentionally damaging religious property. Shields faces an additional mandatory minimum of 10 years for using fire to commit a felony. He also faces up to three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and restitution.

The FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Florida State Fire Marshal, the Florida Bureau of Fire and Arson Explosives Investigations, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Marion County Fire and Rescue Department and the Ocala Police Department conducted the investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert E. Bodnar Jr. of the Middle District of Florida and Trial Attorney Maura White of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division are prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an accusation and Shields is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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(KEY WEST, Fla.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard is currently overseeing diesel spill clean-up operations after the 100-foot vessel, La Dolce Vita, caught fire Tuesday near Marquesas #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.18: The owner of the vessel is taking responsibility to contain and remove the resulting diesel spill. A commercial salvage crew deployed boom Wednesday to contain a visible light sheen. The La Dolce Vita was reportedly carrying nearly 4,500 gallons maximum capacity of diesel, but it is unknown how much of the product was discharged:

Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after vessel fire the captain radioed Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders reporting the fire on Ch. 16. All six people aboard safely evacuated using the vessel’s small boat and were escorted to shore by a Station Key West rescue crew: The fire reportedly started on the starboard generator

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/18/2021 11:21 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649
7th District online newsroom

Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after vessel fire

Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire
A boom surrounds the wreckage of the 100-foot yacht, La Dolce Vita, near Marquesas, Florida, Mar. 17, 2021.
Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire
Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire
Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“Right now, the Coast Guard’s main concern is the environmental threat,” said Chief Petty Officer Thomas Goggans, Coast Guard Sector Key West incident management supervisor. “The location of the fuel spill is within a National Marine Sanctuary and a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge.” 

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VIDEO:SYRIA: ‘ Fire at small clinic kills 27-people mostly children ‘

#AceNewsReport – SYRIA:May.31: A fire at a small clinic in the north east of Syria has killed 27 people, the majority of whom are children, according to the SANA news agency, cited by AFP.

It is believed dry branches caught fire and the blaze subsequently spread to a nearby fuel tank, which then exploded. “At least 27 people were killed … and at least 30 people are being treated for burns,” the news agency stated, citing a doctor at the scene.

The fire occurred at the Maysalun clinic in the city of Qamishli, which is located on the border with Turkey.

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LONDON: ‘ PASSENGER PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER FIRE ‘

#AceWorldNews – LONDON:Jan.02: A passenger plane operated by Blue Island Airways, with 28 passengers and three crew members aboard, has landed safely in London after transmitting a signal that one of its engines had caught fire.

' A plane with 28 passengers was forced into an emergency landing after an engine fire alert - Screenshot from 2015-01-02 20:14:34 '

‘ A plane with 28 passengers was forced into an emergency landing after an engine fire alert – Screenshot from 2015-01-02 20:14:34 ‘

The flight was diverted to London Southend Airport.

Automatic safety systems extinguished the fire during the flight and the plane landed with one engine.

Nobody was hurt. An initial investigation shows that there may not have been a fire, and it could have been a false alarm.

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LOS ANGELES ‘ MASSIVE FIRE HAS ENGULFED APARTMENT BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION ‘

#AceBreakingNews – LOS ANGELES – Dec.08 – A massive fire has engulfed an apartment building under construction in down-town Los Angeles.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), firefighters were battling the blaze at the corner of Temple and Fremont streets, the Los Angeles Times reports. The LAFD has subsequently tweeted the exact location of the incident.

https://instagram.com/p/wV2T7nrqBp/embed/captioned/?v=4

The fire apparently broke out in an apartment complex under construction near the four-level freeway interchange junction on the northern edge of downtown. A picture of the site is available on Google maps.

Social media users in the city have been quick to post pictures of the pillar of fire reaching up into the night sky, with some taking a more ominous interpretation of the blaze.

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‘ EGYPTIAN NAVY VESSEL COMES UNDER TERRORIST ATTACK BY SUSPECTED MILITANTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – Nov.13 – An Egyptian Navy vessel came under “terrorist” attack in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday, AFP reported.

'8 missing after attack on Egypt naval vessel in Mediterranean '

‘8 missing after attack on Egypt naval vessel in Mediterranean ‘

Five servicemen were injured and eight others are missing at sea, according to the military.

Four boats used by the assailants were destroyed and 32 of the suspected militants were reportedly arrested.

MENA news agency said that a naval vessel had been set alight in an exchange of fire with assailants about 70km from Egypt’s shore off the coast of the Damietta province in the north-east.

#ANS2014 

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‘ Fire Tears Through Staten Island Town Houses ‘

#AceWorldNews – NEW YORK (Staten Island) – June 05 – Fire tore through three town-houses on Staten Island early Thursday, injuring 34 people, authorities and witnesses said.

About 200 fire-fighters responded to the blaze that erupted at about  (05:00 GMT) and battled the five-alarm fire for several hours until the early morning, AP reported.

A New York Fire Department spokesman said 23 fire-fighters and 11 civilians suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious, but none was considered life-threatening.

He said the flames were so heavy that fire-fighters were unable to say where the fire originated.

That would be part of the investigation into what caused the blaze, he said.

“My life is in there,” said Cindy Piscopo, who lived on the first floor of one of the four-family town-houses.

She said she was awakened by a top-floor neighbour knocking on her door and yelling at her to get out.

AP 

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` Russia Pays Tribute to the Voluntary Firemen Who Risk Their Lives in Saving Others ‘

#AceNewsServices – MOSCOW – May 11 – The number of voluntary firemen in Russia is about to reach one million people who help protect 40 thousand settlements from fires, spokesman of the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations Alexander Drobyshevsky told Itar-Tass.

The Russian president has signed the law on voluntary fire-fighting service on May 6, 2011. A quicker enactment of this law was caused by sweeping forest fires in July-August 2010 when tens of settlements were stricken in the blazes in central Russia and the Volga River region. Then the Ministry of Emergencies leadership stated that at least 800 thousand voluntary firemen were needed in Russia to protect rural settlements from fires.

“More than 37 thousand public fire security units with a total strength of more than 914.1 thousand people have been formed in all Russian regions so far,” Drobyshevsky said, noting that “Voluntary fire-fighting units protect more than 37.8 thousand settlements where 13.3 million people live.” More than 32 thousand settlements in Russia were not protected by fire-fighting teams due to their remote geographical position three years ago at the moment the voluntary fire-fighting service law was enacted.

“From the start of this year voluntary fire-fighting units have put out 749 fires on their own, volunteers participated in fighting around six thousand fires as additional fire-fighting force, saving 228 people,” Drobyshevsky said.

Voluntary firemen are provided with fire-fighting machinery and equipment. Voluntary fire-fighting teams use around 24 thousand units of fire machinery.

Voluntary firemen participate not only fire-fighting, but also in rescue operations. “From the start of this year voluntary firemen participated in rescue operations for more than 2.6 thousand times, saving more than one hundred people,” the ministry’s spokesman said.

Courtesy of TASS  

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` Raging Fire in ` Valparaiso ‘ has so far Claimed 16 Lives, Destroyed 500 Homes and Evacuated 10,000 People ‘

#AceWorldNews – VALPARAISO, CHILE – April 13 – (AP) – A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colourful port city, killing at least 16 people and destroying more than 500 homes.

More than 10,000 people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison.

The fire began Saturday afternoon in a forested area above ramshackle housing on one of the city’s many hilltops, and spread quickly as high winds rained hot ash over wooden houses and narrow streets. Electricity failed as the fire grew, with towering, sparking flames turning the night sky orange over the darkened remains of entire neighbourhoods.

“It’s a tremendous tragedy. This could be the worst fire in the city’s history,” President Michelle Bachelet said as fire-fighters contained most of the blazes, mobilizing 18 helicopters and planes to drop water on hotspots Sunday.

Bachelet warned that the toll of death and damage would rise once authorities can enter the smouldering remains.

Military Police Gen. Julio Pineda said 16 were killed and more than 500 people were injured. Patricio Bustos, who directs the national forensics service, said DNA tests would be needed to identify remains.

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