British jazz singer Jamie Cullum is having to fly in new equipment for his European tour, after a ferocious fire at an oil depot in Hertfordshire, England, destroyed all his stage equipment last week (11DEC05).

The fire, which erupted after explosions at the Buncefield oil depot in Hemel Hempstead, blazed for nearly three days before firefighters were able to extinguish the flames.

The 26-year-old's equipment was stored in a nearby warehouse when the explosion took place and was completely destroyed by the blast.