Fire alert at Foresters Tower in Wood Farm

The scene at Foresters Tower tonight

The scene at Foresters Tower tonight

First published in Oxford

SIX fire engines are at Foresters Tower in Wood Farm, Oxford, tonight.

Initial reports indicate there has been a small fire in the kitchen of a flat.

It was put out and no one has been reported injured.

Some flats were evacuated.

 

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7:22pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Busybody1 says...

Poor reporting again from oxford mail
Poor reporting again from oxford mail Busybody1
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8:12pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Lord Palmerstone says...

Our dog broke wind 7 times between 6 and 7 this evening. Now there IS a more interesting news item
Our dog broke wind 7 times between 6 and 7 this evening. Now there IS a more interesting news item Lord Palmerstone
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8:15pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Busybody1 says...

Lord Palmerstone wrote:
Our dog broke wind 7 times between 6 and 7 this evening. Now there IS a more interesting news item
Lol now that's headline news
[quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: Our dog broke wind 7 times between 6 and 7 this evening. Now there IS a more interesting news item[/p][/quote]Lol now that's headline news Busybody1
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10:28pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

Lord Palmerstone wrote:
Our dog broke wind 7 times between 6 and 7 this evening. Now there IS a more interesting news item
What are you feeding it, all bran ?
[quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: Our dog broke wind 7 times between 6 and 7 this evening. Now there IS a more interesting news item[/p][/quote]What are you feeding it, all bran ? Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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11:10pm Tue 8 Jan 13

cuckoo says...

Lord Palmerstone wrote:
Our dog broke wind 7 times between 6 and 7 this evening. Now there IS a more interesting news item
FFS! What would your comments have been IF the fire had transpired to be more serious?? I find it hard to believe that the Emergency Services (not just the fire service) would have responded in such an extreme way...and yes! I witnessed multiple fire engines/police cars heading at speed along the Slade towards Wood Farm......UNLESS they had been given information that a potentially catastrophic event might occur!
Please don't demean yourself by replying the likes of "Oh, well, they must have been having a quiet shift" etc.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: Our dog broke wind 7 times between 6 and 7 this evening. Now there IS a more interesting news item[/p][/quote]FFS! What would your comments have been IF the fire had transpired to be more serious?? I find it hard to believe that the Emergency Services (not just the fire service) would have responded in such an extreme way...and yes! I witnessed multiple fire engines/police cars heading at speed along the Slade towards Wood Farm......UNLESS they had been given information that a potentially catastrophic event might occur! Please don't demean yourself by replying the likes of "Oh, well, they must have been having a quiet shift" etc. cuckoo
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7:38am Wed 9 Jan 13

Lord Palmerstone says...

I think the point old cuckoo was the way it was reported, not the content. Don't get too serious, it raises your blood pressure.
I think the point old cuckoo was the way it was reported, not the content. Don't get too serious, it raises your blood pressure. Lord Palmerstone
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9:09am Wed 9 Jan 13

mazza2 says...

I am relieved that no one was injured and admire the emergency services, but was surprised by 6 Fire Engines turning up for a small kitchen fire. I feared it was something more major. Thank goodness it wasn't.
I am relieved that no one was injured and admire the emergency services, but was surprised by 6 Fire Engines turning up for a small kitchen fire. I feared it was something more major. Thank goodness it wasn't. mazza2
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10:50am Wed 9 Jan 13

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

mazza2 wrote:
I am relieved that no one was injured and admire the emergency services, but was surprised by 6 Fire Engines turning up for a small kitchen fire. I feared it was something more major. Thank goodness it wasn't.
Standard procedure I think for fires in high rise blocks as it is with hospitals etc.
[quote][p][bold]mazza2[/bold] wrote: I am relieved that no one was injured and admire the emergency services, but was surprised by 6 Fire Engines turning up for a small kitchen fire. I feared it was something more major. Thank goodness it wasn't.[/p][/quote]Standard procedure I think for fires in high rise blocks as it is with hospitals etc. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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3:35pm Wed 9 Jan 13

mazza2 says...

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe wrote:
mazza2 wrote:
I am relieved that no one was injured and admire the emergency services, but was surprised by 6 Fire Engines turning up for a small kitchen fire. I feared it was something more major. Thank goodness it wasn't.
Standard procedure I think for fires in high rise blocks as it is with hospitals etc.
That makes sense Sandy
[quote][p][bold]Sandy Wimpole-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mazza2[/bold] wrote: I am relieved that no one was injured and admire the emergency services, but was surprised by 6 Fire Engines turning up for a small kitchen fire. I feared it was something more major. Thank goodness it wasn't.[/p][/quote]Standard procedure I think for fires in high rise blocks as it is with hospitals etc.[/p][/quote]That makes sense Sandy mazza2
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12:19pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Noodle999 says...

mazza2 wrote:
I am relieved that no one was injured and admire the emergency services, but was surprised by 6 Fire Engines turning up for a small kitchen fire. I feared it was something more major. Thank goodness it wasn't.
A fire in a high-rise block is an extremely dangerous situation for Firefighters and logistically very demanding. They have to get sufficient water and equipment to a high level in the block, set up hoses to apply that water to the fire and manage the risk caused by the high winds encountered at high levels which can turn a flat into a fatal blowtorch at any moment. In Southampton in 2010 two Firefighters were killed and a number of others sustained serious burns in a high-rise flat fire. In Stevenage in 2005, two Firefighters were killed in exactly the same kind of wind-driven blowtorch effect I describe above.

The Fire and Rescue Service have to send enough resources to an incident to safely deal with what may be occuring and if when they arrive it is less serious, this is very fortunate for both the occupier of the flat and the Firefighters who have to deal with it.
[quote][p][bold]mazza2[/bold] wrote: I am relieved that no one was injured and admire the emergency services, but was surprised by 6 Fire Engines turning up for a small kitchen fire. I feared it was something more major. Thank goodness it wasn't.[/p][/quote]A fire in a high-rise block is an extremely dangerous situation for Firefighters and logistically very demanding. They have to get sufficient water and equipment to a high level in the block, set up hoses to apply that water to the fire and manage the risk caused by the high winds encountered at high levels which can turn a flat into a fatal blowtorch at any moment. In Southampton in 2010 two Firefighters were killed and a number of others sustained serious burns in a high-rise flat fire. In Stevenage in 2005, two Firefighters were killed in exactly the same kind of wind-driven blowtorch effect I describe above. The Fire and Rescue Service have to send enough resources to an incident to safely deal with what may be occuring and if when they arrive it is less serious, this is very fortunate for both the occupier of the flat and the Firefighters who have to deal with it. Noodle999
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