Case study: Fire destroys 650 motorcycles at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham

These articles from BBC News discuss the fire at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham in September 2003. The fire destroyed 650 motorcycles and was probably caused by a discarded cigarette in the external smoking area, near cardboard boxes containing old air conditioning units. The building did conform to fire safety regulations, and had smoke detection and fire alarms, but did not have a sprinkler system.

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Date created: 2003

Author: BBC News

Publisher: BBC News