Fires in the United Kingdom: Fires in England, Fires in Scotland, Fires in the Isle of Man, Buncefield Fire, Bradford City Stadium Fire Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781157832812

Published: August 13th 2011

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Fires in the United Kingdom: Fires in England, Fires in Scotland, Fires in the Isle of Man, Buncefield Fire, Bradford City Stadium Fire  by  Source Wikipedia

Fires in the United Kingdom: Fires in England, Fires in Scotland, Fires in the Isle of Man, Buncefield Fire, Bradford City Stadium Fire by Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: Fires in England, Fires in Scotland, Fires in the Isle of Man, Buncefield fire, Bradford City stadiumMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: Fires in England, Fires in Scotland, Fires in the Isle of Man, Buncefield fire, Bradford City stadium fire, Windscale fire, 1996 Channel Tunnel fire, Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead, 1992 Windsor Castle fire, 2008 Channel Tunnel fire, Britannia Bridge, Summit Tunnel fire, Lindsey Oil Refinery, Summerland disaster, Cheapside Street Whisky Bond Fire, Burning of Parliament, Cowgate, Taunton sleeping car fire, Kelvinbridge railway station, Great Fire of Warwick, Glen Cinema Disaster, Gillingham Fair fire disaster, Theatre Royal, Exeter, St Bedes Junction rail crash, The Great Fire of Whitstable, 1869, 2007 Atherstone on Stour fire, Festival Fireworks, 1906 Dundee fire.

Excerpt: The Buncefield fire was a major conflagration caused by a series of explosions on 11 December 2005 at the Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal, an oil storage facility located near the M1 motorway by Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, England. The terminal was the fifth largest oil-products storage depot in the United Kingdom, with a capacity of about 60,000,000 imperial gallons (272,765,400 l) of fuel. The terminal is owned by TOTAL UK Limited (60%) and Texaco (40%). The first and largest explosion occurred at 06:01 UTC near tank 912, which led to further explosions which eventually overwhelmed 20 large storage tanks.

The emergency services announced a major emergency at 06:08 and a fire fighting effort began. The cause of the explosion seems to have been a fuel-air explosion of unusually high strength. The British Geological Survey monitored the event, which measured 2.4 on the Richter scale. News reports described the incident as the biggest of its kind in peacetime Europe and certainly the biggest such explosion in the United Kingdom since the 1974 Flixborough Disaster. The flames had been extinguished by the afternoon of 13 December 2005....



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