London Fire Brigade

Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019

London Fire Brigade boss steps down early amid Grenfell criticism

London Fire Brigade boss steps down early amid Grenfell criticism

Dany Cotton had been facing pressure to resign following a critical public inquiry report into the Grenfell blaze.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Four injured in south London gas explosion

Four injured in south London gas explosion

Authorities are investigating the scene in Garratt Lane, Wandsworth where four people were injured in a suspected gas explosion.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Joan Collins' flat on fire after sun on mirror sparks blaze

Joan Collins flees flat after sun on mirror sparks blaze

Joan Collins flees flat after sun on mirror sparks blaze

Sunlight striking a shaving mirror triggered a blaze at the home of Dame Joan Collins.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig creators 'lazy' for using term ‘fireman’

Peppa Pig creators 'lazy' for using term ‘fireman’

Former firefighter Lucy Masoud has said the creators of Peppa Pig were “lazy” for using the term “fireman” in an episode.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Peppa Pig

Fire brigade criticises Peppa Pig cartoon for saying 'fireman'

Fire brigade criticises Peppa Pig cartoon for saying 'fireman'

The London Fire Brigade took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at the cartoon using the "gender specific" wording.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Nobody should have been allowed to live in Grenfell Tower, says Fire chief

Nobody should have been allowed to live in Grenfell Tower, says Fire chief

Nobody should have been allowed to live in Grenfell Tower, says Fire chief

The “horrendous” spread of the fire up Grenfell Tower meant no one should have lived in that building, a Senior Fire Commander has said.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters tackle blaze in West Hampstead

Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters tackle blaze in West Hampstead

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters tackle blaze in West Hampstead

Four balconies are alight in a block of flats in West Hampstead. Firefighters are on the scene

Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

East London high-rise flat fire brought under control

East London high-rise flat fire brought under control

Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters and officers were called to the blaze in Wellington Way, Mile End, at 12.28pm.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

London Fire Brigade chief speaks out about 'truly shocking' abuse sent to her

London Fire Brigade chief speaks out about 'truly shocking' abuse sent to her

London Fire Brigade chief speaks out about 'truly shocking' abuse sent to her

Dany Cotton says people sent hateful letters to her over calling for people to use the term firefighter

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Charing Cross and Waterloo East closed as gas leak prompts evacuation

'Absolute mayhem' - Commuters face chaos as Charing Cross and Waterloo East close due to gas leak

Commuters face chaos as Charing Cross and Waterloo East close due to gas leak

Heaven nightclub was cleared and guests at a nearby hotel were moved into emergency accommodation in the early hours of this morning

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A woman has died in Hampstead flat fire

Woman dead in Hampstead flat fire

Woman dead in Hampstead flat fire

The London Fire Brigade has opened an investigation into the cause of the fire which erupted in the early hours of Tuesday

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Don't call firefighters firemen else women won't join profession, says London Fire Brigade

Don't call firefighters firemen - or else women won't join profession, says London Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade calls for ban on term 'fireman'

London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton says it's ridiculous that people are surprised to see female firefighters

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

District Line Tube evacuated after phone charger explodes at Tower Hill station

District Line Tube evacuated after phone charger explodes at Tower Hill station

District Line Tube evacuated after phone charger explodes at Tower Hill station

The incident took place around 12:30pm on Tuesday afternoon

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

'Grenfell tragedy means sprinkler campaign will leap forward', says Jim Fitzpatrick MP

'Grenfell tragedy means sprinkler campaign will leap forward', says Jim Fitzpatrick MP

'Grenfell tragedy means sprinkler campaign will leap forward', says Labour MP

Jim Fitzpatrick, a former fireman who represents Poplar and Limehouse, backed the call to install sprinklers in high-rise flats ahead of the inquiry into the fire

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

London Fire Brigade denies sign-off of Grenfell Tower refurbishment

London Fire Brigade denies sign-off on Grenfell Tower refurbishment

London Fire Brigade denies sign-off on Grenfell Tower refurbishment

The BBC has seen documents which claim there were 'liaisons' with the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation over the renovations

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Twitter users attack Bakerloo Line after Oxford Circus fire

Twitter users attack Bakerloo Line after Oxford Circus fire

Twitter users attack Bakerloo Line after Oxford Circus fire

A train caught fire at the station during rush hour on Friday

Smoke prompts evacuation of Oxford Circus tube station in rush hour

Smoke prompts evacuation of Oxford Circus tube station in rush hour

Smoke prompts evacuation of Oxford Circus tube station in rush hour

The cause of the smoke is reportedly a Bakerloo train caught fire

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Camden Market fire: outbreak under control following overnight firefighter efforts

Camden Market fire: Outbreak under control following overnight firefighter efforts

Camden Market fire under control following overnight firefighter efforts

70 firefighters and a fleet of 10 fire engines were deployed to the scene after the blaze broke out in a building within the market on Sunday night

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Police warn bystanders to stay away from Grenfell tower area amid fears of collapse

Police warn public to stay away from Grenfell tower area amid fears of collapse

Police warn public to stay way from area as collapse feared

A police cordon is in place, and up to 30 neighbouring flats are believed to have been evacuated

Grenfell Tower: Piers Morgan leads Twitter tributes to London Fire Brigade as work continues to extinguish blaze

Grenfell Tower: Piers Morgan leads Twitter tributes to London Fire Brigade as work continues to extinguish blaze

Grenfell Tower: Piers Morgan leads Twitter tributes to London Fire Brigade

The authorities have been working to extinguish the flames since the fire erupted early this morning

Grenfell Tower: London Fire Commissioner confirms fatalities in 'unprecedented' apartment block fire

Grenfell Tower: 80 people missing or presumed to have died

Grenfell Tower: 80 people missing or presumed to have died

Dany Cotton called the incident 'unprecedented' when making a statement to journalists

Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Dozens evacuated after burst water main causes severe flooding in North London

Jeremy Corbyn's Islington neighbourhood sees huge flooding, with dozens evacuated

Dozens evacuated after burst water main causes severe flooding in North London

An estimated 100 people have been evacuated by the London Fire Brigade

Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Residents are evacuated after bus catches fire in London

Residents evacuated after bus catches fire in London

Residents evacuated after bus catches fire in London

A fire broke out on a bus this morning in Kingston, the cause is currently unknown