The Biggest & Best Portal to the Professional Property, Workplace and Built Environment Community

Sunday, 25 February

University Challenge - Blaze Extinguished At One. Arsonist Sought At Another

Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters and officers tackled a fire on the ground floor of a London Metropolitan University complex on Holloway Road on Thursday 12 October.

The whole of an IT server room on the ground floor was damaged by fire but fire crews prevented the blaze from spreading to adjacent rooms.

Station Manager Richard Arnold said: "Firefighters located a fire in an IT room on the ground floor. Thankfully no one was involved but the University have confirmed that lessons in the Tower complex and enrolment will be suspended (at least for one day)."

The Brigade was called at just before 6:000am and the fire was under control by 9:50am. Thus there were no injuries to students who would still have been home in bed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

University Halls Arson Attack

Detectives have released still images of a man sought in connection with an arson attack on Middlesex University halls of residence in London.

At around 6:30am on August 9, emergency services were called to a fire at the Ivy Hall student halls of residence in Cricklewood Lane. There were no injuries but minor damage was caused to the building.

The first CCTV still shows the man, wearing a dark coloured coat, on Cricklewood Lane minutes before the fire started. The second CCTV still shows the same man, without the coat, watching the fire burn. The fire was started when a dark coloured coat was set alight at the base of an air vent.

 

The fugitive

The suspect is described as a white man of slim build, aged in his mid 20s with short brown hair. He appears to have a deformity to his right arm and may be missing one or more of the fingers of his left hand.

Picture: Main - the blaze at the London Metropolitan University complex in London. Below - CCTV of the suspected university halls arsonist

 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

Share



Related Articles

Blazes Test Fire Resources

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a disused ventilation shaft at Oxford Circus underground station on Monday 8 night. Gaining...

 Read Full Article
Valentines Day's Burning Embers

Firefighters took some time to control a fire that brought Albert Square in Manchester to a standstill on Valentine's Day afternoon. Crews were called to the city...

 Read Full Article
Big Bang Theories on the Tube; Fires in the Hold; and Spurs Test Their Metal

Would you believe it - there's been another explosion on a London Underground train. This time on Tues 26 when the emergency services were called at around lunchtime...

 Read Full Article
5 Million for Manchester Arson. Poundland Blaze. Canada Square 200 Evacuation

Fifteen fire engines and 97 firefighters and officers tackled a blaze at a discount store on Old Church Road in Chingford, Essex on the night of Aug 23. The whole of...

 Read Full Article
International Rescue - Torch Fire Quenched As Aussie Plane Bombers Downed

The New South Wales Joint Counter Terrorism Team have charge a 49-year old and a 32-year old (on Thursday 3) with two counts of acts done in preparation for or planning,...

 Read Full Article
Gherkin Suffers Another Fire - Mass Evacuation from 8&9th Floors

Monday 3 saw firefighters again called to the St Mary Axe building - only weeks ago they attended another incident at what is known as The Gherkin. Last time, they...

 Read Full Article
Sprinklers Give Recycling Centre A Second Chance

A sprinkler system helped prevent further widespread damage at an industrial recycling warehouse fire on Scrubs Lane in Kensal Green on Friday March 17. An industrial...

 Read Full Article
Leicester - Derelict Building Fire Spreads to Dealership

A massive fire in Leicester has shown yet again how vulnerable vacant and derelict buildings can be and the damage and disruption that can be inflicted on nearby...

 Read Full Article
Royal Clarence UPDATE and Picture Gallery

Structural engineers are continuing to work at the scene of the Exeter fire and particularly the Royal Clarence Hotel that was effectively destroyed by a fire that raged...

 Read Full Article
History in Flames - Cathedral Blaze Spreads to Oldest UK Hotel

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue have been battling a blaze this morning (Friday 28) since just after 5 o'clock at a block of buildings containing The Gallery...

 Read Full Article