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Dean's Ablaze

Posted: Thu 31 Aug 2017 2:36 pm
by Steve
Lots of coverage on the BBC Local News
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-engla ... s-40905128

Re: Dean's Ablaze

Posted: Fri 01 Sep 2017 9:15 am
by Andy B
It'll be interesting to hear of the cause as the owner said that there were no electrical appliances in the area of the fire?

Re: Dean's Ablaze

Posted: Fri 01 Sep 2017 10:16 am
by Pat-H
I heard the fire started in the roof. And there would be electrical cabling up there.
The shame of it is the current Electrical regs don't require older fuseboxes to be upgraded if they still meet the specs current at the time of their original install.
So many buildings have old fuseboxes and no requirement to change them but a modern fusebox reduces the risks as they will cut out quicker and trip under circumstances an older box wouldn't have.
Assuming it was an electrical fire of course.

Re: Dean's Ablaze

Posted: Fri 01 Sep 2017 2:13 pm
by Andrew
Major article on the fire, including an interview with Dean Ambridge and the chief fire officer, on the BBC website. Star Street is closed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-be ... s-41107349

Re: Dean's Ablaze

Posted: Tue 05 Sep 2017 10:42 pm
by VicarageRoader
I wonder how long Star Street will be closed off for? Our road is just a joke at the busy times now. Honestly, some of the poor driving has to be seen to be believed.

Re: Dean's Ablaze

Posted: Wed 06 Sep 2017 8:06 am
by JCB
I have heard third hand, so cannot vouch for accuracy, that the road will be shut for 2 weeks, also that the bath showroom will have to come down. If this is true, prepare for the forthcoming luxury waterfront apartments with moorings......

Re: Dean's Ablaze

Posted: Wed 06 Sep 2017 9:01 am
by Scottman
Star Street could be opened one way, now that the scaffolding is propping up the wall of a (presumably) listed building.

Its a pity that the Highways Authority hasn't got on with imposing No Parking restrictions on New Road as it has in Kibes Lane. That would help redirected traffic flow a lot.
Car parking for the cottages in New Road could be leased temporarily from the church opposite, surely?

Re: Dean's Ablaze

Posted: Wed 06 Sep 2017 9:17 am
by Emagine
JCB wrote:I have heard third hand, so cannot vouch for accuracy, that the road will be shut for 2 weeks, also that the bath showroom will have to come down. If this is true, prepare for the forthcoming luxury waterfront apartments with moorings......
I can tell you first hand that there is no indication AT ALL that the showroom will be coming down, far from it. Plans are already in motion for the clean up and re-build and in the meantime the showroom team are fully up and running out of the WHABS warehouse in Crane Mead.

All the best

Re: Dean's Ablaze

Posted: Wed 06 Sep 2017 12:21 pm
by VicarageRoader
Emagine wrote:
JCB wrote:I have heard third hand, so cannot vouch for accuracy, that the road will be shut for 2 weeks, also that the bath showroom will have to come down. If this is true, prepare for the forthcoming luxury waterfront apartments with moorings......
I can tell you first hand that there is no indication AT ALL that the showroom will be coming down, far from it. Plans are already in motion for the clean up and re-build and in the meantime the showroom team are fully up and running out of the WHABS warehouse in Crane Mead.

All the best
Thats really good news.

Re: Dean's Ablaze

Posted: Wed 06 Sep 2017 2:06 pm
by JCB
I am extremely happy to be wrong! Thanks for that