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Brigade blames cigarette stub for Tavistock Road fire

A carelessly discarded, unextinguished cigarette is the likely cause of a fire in Tavistock Road, central Croydon, on Friday. Firefighters using breathing apparatus rescued a man from a third-floor flat. The man was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance … Continue reading

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Police investigating cause of blaze at Thornton Heath flats

Around 40 residents of a block of flats in Thornton Heath had to be evacuated last night when fire raged up the outside of the building. Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to Crystal Court, on Woodville … Continue reading

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Prompt action saves lives from fire in South Croydon flats

Firefighters rescued a man and led a family to safety from a flat fire on Dornton Road in South Croydon in the early hours of this morning. Part of a flat on the first floor of a converted detached house … Continue reading

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Brigade sounds alarm over incense sticks after Coulsdon blaze

Firefighters are sharing their advice for using incense sticks carefully after a maisonette fire in Coulsdon on Monday. Part of the first floor of a split-level maisonette above a fast-food shop on Brighton Road was damaged by fire. One man … Continue reading

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London’s blue light services team up in battle against covid

London’s blue-light services have this week forged a partnership like they have never needed before, with officers from the Metropolitan Police and crews from the London Fire Brigade driving ambulances and assisting medics to help boost the emergency response to … Continue reading

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Brigade warn against burning waste on wooden decking

Firefighters were kept busy again yesterday, with house blazes in Thornton Heath and Kenley. In the case of one of the fires, it is believed to have started when the householders had domestic waste burning outside their home – on … Continue reading

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Restaurant and offices destroyed in blaze on George Street

Roads in the town centre and the tram line between East Croydon and Reeves Corner were closed this morning after a fire on George Street destroyed a restaurant and upstairs offices. The blaze took more than 100 firefighters drawn from … Continue reading

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Brigade urges caution on candles after West Croydon fire

The London Fire Brigade today issued a warning about the use of incense sticks and candles, after two fire engines were called out to a fire in a flat in West Croydon, where crews rescued a woman. The fire, on … Continue reading

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E-Moo-gency services rescue pregnant cow on Farthing Downs

The steaks were high when the London Fire Brigade got an e-moo-gency call-out on Sunday morning to avoid udder chaos on Farthing Downs. One of the herd of Sussex cattle that are part of an ecology project on the Downs, … Continue reading

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Croydon house fires prompt safety warnings over batteries

The London Fire Brigade successfully tackled a fire at a house on Whitehorse Lane in South Norwood this morning. It was the second house fire at a home in Croydon in a couple of days, in a week when the … Continue reading

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Wok fire leaves London Road restaurant badly damaged

Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters were called to a restaurant on London Road in Croydon yesterday, after oil in a wok caught fire, heating a steel extractor hood and setting light to the building’s timber frame. No one … Continue reading

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Fire Brigades Union slam ‘utter mess’ of coronavirus testing

Matt Wrack, the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, has slammed the government’s woefully inadequate roll-out of covid-19 testing for key-workers, describing it as “an utter mess”. Many FBU members have been drafted in as support staff for the … Continue reading

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Charity car wash, Croydon Fire Station, Sep 28

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Charity Car Wash, Woodside Fire Station, Aug 31

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Firefighters’ charity car wash, Norbury Fire Station, Aug 26

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Croydon Fire Station Open Day, Old Town, Aug 31

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Fire Brigade open day, Norbury Fire Station, Jul 28

Come along and meet the firefighters at Norbury Fire Station’s open day. Date: Sunday 28th July 2019 Time: 12pm-4pm Venue: 1321/1325A London Road, SW16 4AU

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Charity car wash, Croydon Fire Station, Old Town, Jul 27

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Charity Car Wash, Purley Fire Station, Brighton Road, Jul 20

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Blaze at ex-JLS star’s Spout Hill house treated as ‘suspicious’

More than 70 fire crew and 10 fire engines yesterday attended a blaze at a millionaire’s mansion off Shirley Church Road and Spout Hill in the glitzy Addington Hills. The Daily Mirror is this morning reporting that the house is … Continue reading

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44 care homes in Croydon fail post-Grenfell fire safety tests

Figures from the Mayor of London show that 44 care homes in Croydon were failing to meet fire safety standards through London Fire Brigade audits carried out following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The figures put Croydon as second worst in … Continue reading

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Self-storage warehouse was Croydon’s worst fire since riots

Based on eyewitness accounts and internal fire brigade briefing documents, here’s the full account of how the Shurgard self-storage warehouse burned through from New Year’s Eve and into 2019 Photostory by DESMOND FITZGERALD The fire was called in to the … Continue reading

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Tram network facing indefinite disruption after Shurgard fire

Croydon’s tram network could face disruption for days to come as a result of the massive fire at the Shurgard self-storage warehouse off the Purley Way on the night of New Year’s Eve. The fire took nearly three days to … Continue reading

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Council is to flag up 999 to mark emergency services day

Croydon Council announced yesterday that it is to mark Emergency Services Day tomorrow by hoisting a special flag outside the Town Hall at 999 – 9am on the 9th day of the 9th month. The annual event is to celebrated … Continue reading

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Fire brigade on stand-by for fire risk at Croydon beauty spot

There’s growing concerns, ahead of another hot and dry weekend, for the safety of a Croydon beauty spot from fires, coupled with mounting anger at the carelessness and “eco-vandalism” of some who might be planning to hold barbecues at Croham … Continue reading

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