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National Freight Corporation, Sheffield (Fire)

Volume 78: debated on Monday 29 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if Her Majesty's Inspector of Fire Services has investigated the fire-fighting procedures adopted by the South Yorkshire fire service during the fire at the Sheffield warehouse of the National Freight Corporation on 14 to 16 December 1984.

The South Yorkshire fire service has sent a full report on this fire to Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire Services which is being studied to see whether there are any general points which should be brought to the attention of other fire authorities. The Fire Service Inspectorate is also co-operating with the investigating team led by the Health and Safety Executive which is examining the causes of the fire and precautions taken against exposure. It is understood that the executive intends to publish the team's report.