London Fire Brigade

Kings Cross Disaster: 27 Years on, Boris Johnson et al Are Playing With Fire

Karl Davis | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Karl Davis

History doesn't just repeat, it gathers its forces at the borders of ignorance and complacency, ready to stage a guerrilla attack...

Why Firefighters Are on Strike

Matt Wrack | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Wrack

We have been patient, we have always been willing to negotiate and we have always acted with complete integrity - as the public would expect from firefighters. This government may praise us when we respond to major fire and rescue incidents, such as the fires at Didcot power station and Eastbourne Pier, but their actions demonstrate utter contempt for firefighters and the work they do.

Shard Evacuated After Smoke Detected In Basement

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

The Shard has been evacuated amid reports of smoke in its basement but despite 50 firefighters, seven fire engines and a phalanx of reporters and conf...

Asa Bennett

6 Things Boris Could Buy Instead Of A Bridge He Doesn't See The Point Of

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson made what critics branded a rather "strange" admission when he admitted to not getting the point of a London bridge project that he has ...

Pigeon Blamed For Setting London House On Fire

Amelia Amin | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

A grey winged arsonist has been identified as the culprit behind a house fire in Stockwell, London. Fire officials have said that after picking u...

PHOTOS: £3m London House Gutted By Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Fire crews and other emergency services battled a fire at a £3 million property on one of the most expensive streets in London on Tuesday night. T...

LOOK: Fire Closes Theme Park

Posted 21.12.2013 | UK

One of Britain's largest theme parks has been closed after a fire. Firefighters raced to Chessington World of Adventures, in Surrey, after a fire s...

Don't Call Fire Brigade If You're Locked Out After Drinking Over Christmas

PA | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK

Fire chiefs have warned against a repeat of last year's increase in 999 calls from people locked out of their houses after losing their keys during fe...

Bolton House Fire That Killed Three Is 'Suspicious', Say Police

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A house fire in which three people were killed is being treated as suspicious, police said. Neighbours described hearing "an explosion" before the ...

LOOK: Fire On London's Oxford Street

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

Twenty firefighters are tackling a blaze on London's Oxford Street, after the first floor of a building caught alight. Four fire engines descended ...

Dagenham Blaze: Fire Strike Row Over Recall

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK

The president of the Chief Fire Officers Association has described the actions of striking firefighters who walked away from a major blaze in east Lon...

Huge Scrap Metal Fire In Dagenham, As Fire Brigade Union Begins Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

Around 1500 tonnes of metal are alight at a scrap yard in Dagenham, the night that London Fire Brigade is striking. Fire at Dagenham. Taken earlier...

Stop Boris Fighting Fire With Cuts

Sarah Dean | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah Dean

Last Friday morning, in the 10 minutes it took for me to get out of the shower, get dressed and head to the kitchen to make breakfast, my bathroom had been engulfed in flames. I was in a rush to leave the house and get to work. If I'd been quicker, I might not have been there when all the lights switched off in the flat.

Workmen Seriously Hurt In Lift Plunge

PA | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Two men have been taken to hospital after a lift plunged four floors at a block of flats. The pair are believed to have been engineers who were wor...

Massive House Blaze 'Visibile From Heathrow Airport'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

More than 70 firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at a three-storey house in Kensington, with smoke rising so high it was visible from Heathrow ...

LOOK: Dramatic Bus Fire Closes The M4

PA | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

The M4 motorway was closed westbound between junctions 1 and 3 after a bus caught fire on Thursday night, the Highways Agency said. The vehicle app...

Library Engulfed By Huge Fire In London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

Almost 100 firefighters and officers are tackling a "sizeable" fire at a library in south east London. Part of the roof of the Newington Library on...

Two Arrested After Woman And Two Children Die In House Fire

PA | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK

Two people have been arrested by police investigating a house fire in which a woman and two children died. A 20-year-old woman, a boy aged four and...

'A Dramatic End To The Olympics': Firefighters Tackle One Of London's 'Biggest Ever Fires'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK

The London Fire Brigade has brought one of the capital's "biggest ever fires" under control in East London as the Olympics comes to an end. More th...

Flat Fire Kills Man, 57, In Derbyshire

PA | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK

A 57-year-old man has died following a flat fire, police said. Firefighters and police were called to a ground-floor flat in Queen Street, Long Eat...

One Dead, Three Injured After Hackney Blaze

PA | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK

A person has died in a fire at a disused hostel that left three other people injured, police said on Saturday night. Forty firefighters tackled the...

Chimps Up A Chimney And Kittens In Chairs: Top 10 Animal Rescues

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

If you have a cat stuck up a tree, or a chimp up a chimney, the fire brigade should not be the first people you call, fire chiefs said today. Londo...

Crash Mother Loses Unborn Baby

PA | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK

A mother whose two-year-old son died in a head-on collision has also lost her unborn baby, police said today. She and her husband remain in a criti...

How the London Fire Brigade Uses Social Media to Save Lives

Tim Gibbon | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK
Tim Gibbon

The Eat My Goal Euro campaign by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) wants fans to get a takeaway and not to cook after the pub during Euro 2012, but how is social media helping it reach audiences?

Fire Chief Warns Football Fans Of Perils Of Drunk Cooking

PA | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

A fire chief has warned England football fans to get a takeaway on their way home from the pub during Euro 2012 rather than risk burning down their ho...