Listed: The 13 fires reported at the University of East Anglia in 2012-13

09:00 05 May 2014

A crew from Wymonhdam attended the arson.

A crew from Wymonhdam attended the arson.


There were 13 reported fires at the University of East Anglia in 2012-13.

According to data given to the UEA’s council, the number of fire alarm activations fell to 202 in 2012-13, from 270 in 2011. Most were in residential buildings.

The report gives short details about the 13 reported fires, including their location. Here is the list:

• Arson, Outside Earlham Hall

• Student burning shoeboxes in room, Constable Terrace

• Smouldering within reactor, Biomass

• Seal on extractor burnt out, SCVA

• Pile of leaves set alight, Outside Orwell Close

• Cooking, Nelson Court

• Cooking, Suffolk Terrace

• Chemical discarded in bin, Chemistry

• Food in microwave oven on fire, Paston House

• Oil in frying pan fire, Colman House

• Pizza box left on top of hobs, that were on, Constable Terrace

• Plastic plate left on top of grill, Britten House

• Working with petroleum ether next to a hot plate, Chemistry

• Ten reportable accidents at the University of East Anglia in 2012-13


  • I misread one. I thought it said smouldering with rector.

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    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • I hope the person working with petroleum next to a hot plate does not want to be the next CEO of BP. Could get a job at a Barbecue Grill.

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    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • I'm surprised that the occasion when some kind soul decided to fully grass turf the lift is not mentioned anywhere. Whilst not an accident it did appear to be a reasonable job.

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    Monday, May 5, 2014

  • Ahhh, the life of a student!

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    Monday, May 5, 2014

  • What next? "Staff, students and visitors of the UEA have a very unremarkable number of medical incidents" Lousy journalism in my opinion.

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    Cyril the Canary

    Monday, May 5, 2014

  • What a non story - surely there are lots of things your investigative journalists can cover apart from a list that is nearly 6 months old??

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    IT Man

    Monday, May 5, 2014

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