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"Fire may start at anytime, anywhere, for reasons you do not expect!"  
Nero (Great fire of Rome)

The Black Museum has been created to highlight key safety messages from real fires. 


Have you had a fire / are you a Fire Investigator? 

Professional, personal or commercial, why not share your experience on the Black Museum.

  • How it happened
  • The effect it had
  • The safety advice would you give 


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Fire involving Hover boards
Fire caused by an unattended scented candle placed too close to curtains caused a major fire and significant damage..
Fire caused by an unattended scented candle placed too close to curtains caused a major fire and significant damage.
Fire caused by Sunlight from a southeast-facing window reflected and concentrated from a mirror onto clothing and bedroom furniture.
Fire caused by Sunlight from a southeast-facing window reflected and concentrated from a mirror onto clothing and bedroom furniture.

Product Safety Recalls

Manufacturers occasionally recall products with potential safety problems.

We have information about a number of websites where product recall information can be found.


Register your appliances

You can register your appliances to receive automatic notifications if one is subject to a product recall. 


Socket Overloading
Fire Scout

New Zealand - "Heads Up"

A collection of documents detailing lessons learned after investigations into fires or inspections by the New Zealand Fire Research and Investigation Unit.


Contributing organisations

  • Defence Fire & Rescue Service (DFRMO)
  • Derbyshire FRS
  • Devon & Somerset FRS
  • East Sussex FRS
  • Hampshire FRS
  • Kent FRS
  • London Fire Brigade
  • Merseyside FRS
  • West Sussex FRS
  • West Yorkshire FRS

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