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Five years after Grenfell tragedy, firefighters’ job cuts continue

On the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in which 72 people died in 2017, the Fire Brigades Union has revealed that another 221 firefighter positions have been cut. The union says that these latest job cuts come after several … Continue reading

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Purley Way sports pavilion destroyed in suspected arson fire

One of the council-owned sports pavilions on the Purley Way playing fields was destroyed by fire at the weekend. According to the emergency services, no one was hurt in the blaze, the incident captured in dramatic style by local resident … Continue reading

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Plaque unveiled for firefighter killed in Wimbledon blaze

A plaque to commemorate a firefighter who died in the line of duty has been unveiled in Wimbledon this morning, close to the anniversary of his death and close to where the incident took place. Anthony Marshall was 26 years … Continue reading

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Windermere Road house fire claims the lives of two people

A couple died last night, despite the efforts of firefighters and other emergency services, at a house fire on Windermere Road, Addiscombe. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus found one man and one woman inside the property. They were pronounced dead at … Continue reading

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Woman arrested after four boys die in Sutton house fire

A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after two sets of twins, all boys, aged three and four, were killed in a fire in a house on Collingwood Road, West Sutton last night. The children were … Continue reading

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Brigade issues kitchen safety warning after Selhurst flat blaze

Firefighters have issued a cooking safety reminder after a flat fire on Union Road in Selhurst last night. Part of a flat on the first floor of a residential building was damaged by fire. One woman and a child were … Continue reading

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E-bike battery fire prompts renewed warnings from Brigade

Firefighters have issued a safety warning after an e-bike caused a fire at a house on Beechwood Avenue in Thornton Heath last night. Part of the ground floor of a mid-terraced house was damaged by the fire. Two women and … Continue reading

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Batteries caused the spark for damaging South Croydon blaze

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a flat fire on Purley Oaks Road in South Croydon yesterday. Part of a flat on the first floor of a converted semi-detached house was damaged by fire and a … Continue reading

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70 people evacuated after gas main fire in Thornton Heath

Firefighters tackled a fire at a row of terraced houses on London Road in Thornton Heath on Friday evening. The ground floor of one terraced house was damaged by fire due to a ruptured gas main. Another two terraced houses … Continue reading

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Fire Brigade cautions on candles after Thornton Heath blaze

Two house fires in Croydon in as many days have prompted the London Fire Brigade to issue a warning about the use of candles in the home. The fires occurred in St Saviour’s Road this morning and in Thornton Heath … Continue reading

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Six fire engines deal swiftly with Norbury bungalow fire

Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a house on Pollards Hill South in Norbury this morning. The roof and a small part of the first floor of a detached chalet bungalow were damaged by the fire. One man left the … Continue reading

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Fire Brigade confirms ‘stay put’ is not its policy in tower blocks

Residents in a tower block on Regina Road claim that they may have been misled over fire safety procedures for their homes, after alarms failed to sound when blaze broke out last month. A senior council official sent a letter … Continue reading

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Regina Road fire alarms failed to sound, council confirms

EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES A senior Croydon Council official has admitted that no alarms sounded and sprinklers failed to work when a fire broke out in one of the residential tower blocks on Regina Road, South Norwood, on Sunday. More … Continue reading

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55 residents evacuated after 3am fire at Regina Road block

Fears about the safety of residents living in tall blocks of flats were made worse this morning after the London Fire Brigade was called out to a blaze in one of the council blocks on Regina Road, South Norwood. No … Continue reading

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Councillor’s alarm call helps save lives in Thornton Heath fire

A Croydon councillor has spoken of how she called 999 in the early hours of this morning after she was woken up by “horrible screams” and “saw loads of black smoke coming out of neighbour’s house”. Leila Ben-Hassel is a … Continue reading

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Fire Brigade warns public to check their domestic appliances

A house fire on Sundridge Road, Addiscombe, last night has prompted the London Fire Brigade to issue a reminder to register your white goods – domestic appliances such as washing machines, driers, fridges and freezers. Part of the ground floor … Continue reading

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No casualties as 8 fire engines deal with Sydenham Road blaze

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire at a flat on Sydenham Road, Croydon, last night that needed eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters to deal with it. No one has been reported hurt, but most … Continue reading

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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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