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February 2017

21 February 2017

Croydon - flat fire

20 firefighters at the scene

20 February 2017

Puppy rescued by firefighters from blaze at Harlesden cannabis factory

Smokey the puppy was thankfully not injured

Acton - fire in a flat

Part of a first floor flat was damaged by fire

18 February 2017

Brentford – suspected cannabis factory fire

Know the key signs and inform the police so that they can act swiftly

17 February 2017

Stockwell - flat fire

Part of a flat on the 19th floor of the building was damaged by fire

16 February 2017

Battersea - flat fire

Smoke detectors sounded and raised the alarm

Canning Town - fire in Bidder Street

Eight fire engines were at the scene

15 February 2017

Deodorant can heated by candle causes Shoreditch flat explosion

Never leave candles unattended and next to aeorsol cans

4,000 evacuated from Science Museum

Three fire engines atttended the scene

13 February 2017

Whetstone - fire in derelict workshop

More than 30 firefighters tackle blaze

Slade Green – stables fire

Range of outbuildings were alight

Wealdstone – block of flats bin store fire

No injures reported

12 February 2017

Greenwich – fire in basement

Two cats die at house fire

11 February 2017

Large evacuation following Blackfriars Bridge hotel fire

Over 550 people evacuate London hotel

Man sadly dies in hospital following Clapham flat fire

Crews from Clapham and Brixton at the scene

Islington - fire in shop and flats

Second floor and roof gutted

10 February 2017

Wandsworth - fire in a shop

Part of the ground floor shop was damaged by fire

Erith - bungalow fire

Woman rescued from kitchen

Roehampton - house fire

Six people left the affected property before the arrival of the Brigade

09 February 2017

Kensal Green – fire safety warning after kitchen fire

Get Out, Stay Out and dial 999

08 February 2017

Two men injured in Hornchurch fire sadly die in hospital

Two men and a woman die in the fire.

Dalston Kingsland station - small incident on train

A workman’s drill had overheated and started smoking

07 February 2017

12 fire engines tackle Southwark apartment block fire

81 firefighters were at the scene

Plumstead – fatal fire

Woman sadly later died in hospital

06 February 2017

Dog rescued by firefighters after New Addington flat fire

The dog, called Gizmo, was brought to safety by fire crews wearing breathing apparatus

Leytonstone - restaurant fire

Fire quickly under control

05 February 2017

Edmonton - school fire

Brigade and police investigate cause of fire

Islington - flat fire

Part of a flat on the second floor was damaged by fire

04 February 2017

Millwall – spotlight safety warning after high rise fire

One person escaped property before Brigade arrived

03 February 2017

Sutton – disused hospital fire

No injuries

Westminster - pub kitchen on fire

Three fire engines at the scene

Erith – oil storage refinery fire

Two people have been rescued from the roof

02 February 2017

Tooting - flat fire

A man was rescued from a second floor balcony

Kingston – fish and chip fire

Thankfully no injuries

Walthamstow – maisonette fire

Fire Dog Sherlock helps police in their investigations

01 February 2017

Goodmayes - fire at care home

Part of the first floor and part of the roof of the building were damaged by fire

House boat fire on Regents Canal

No one onboard at the time of the blaze

January 2017

31 January 2017

Plaistow - fatal fire

Two fire engines were called to a ground floor property on 6 January

London Bridge Underground Station - escalator motor fire

Crews were called to reports of smoke issuing from a motor underneath an escalator

30 January 2017

North Acton - flat fire

Part of a flat on the third floor of the building was damaged by fire

28 January 2017

Crews called to reports of fire and explosion in Sidcup maisonette

Crews evacuate neighbouring properties

Brixton - house fire

The fire is believed to have been caused by a halogen heater.

Woolwich - flat fire

Part of a flat on the third floor of the building was damaged by fire

27 January 2017

Romford - fire at building under construction

Part of the first floor of the building was damaged by fire

Bus alight on Westminster Bridge

Thankfully no injuries reported

25 January 2017

Twickenham – self heating towels cause leisure centre fire

Sometimes when materials are cleaned, put in tumble dryers and then folded and stacked, the heat from the tumble drying cannot escape

Dagenham - maisonette fire

The second and third floors of the maisonette were badly damaged by fire

24 January 2017

Electric heater warning after Chadwell Heath shop blaze

Keep combustible items away from electric heaters

West Ealing – house fire

Roof completely gutted

More than 100 firefighters tackle fire in Wembley industrial units

Range of two storey units hit by large blaze

Two rescued from overturned car in Eltham

Cutting equipment used to free the pair

Hounslow – car hits priest’s house

Elderly man taken to hospital

Wood Lane – flat fire

Extension lead causes fire

23 January 2017

Fire and suspected explosion in block of flats - A127 Hornchurch

Block of flats left partially collapsed

Ladbroke Grove - flat fire

Part of a flat on the third floor of the building was damaged by fire

22 January 2017

Edmonton - yard fire

Nine cars were completely damaged by fire

21 January 2017

Chingford - burst water main

Firefighters dealt with a burst water main at the Crooked Billet Roundabout

20 January 2017

West Hampstead - car in collision with cafe

Two women treated

Walthamstow - fire at a house

One woman was rescued by firefighters

Tooting Bec - heater warning issued after house fire

Firefighters are urging people to take extra care with heaters in cold weather

18 January 2017

Orpington - house fire

A woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

12 January 2017

Southgate - house fire

Part of the first floor of the end of terraced house was damaged by fire

11 January 2017

New Malden – derelict building blaze

Firefighters stop it from spreading to surrounding buildings

Islington - flat fire

Part of the second and third floor of the building was damaged by fire.

10 January 2017

South Norwood - house fire

Woman sadly pronounced dead at scene

Vauxhall – hostel fire

Two men taken to hospital

Barking – house fire

No reports of any injuries

08 January 2017

Whetstone - fire in restaurant kitchen

Five staff and around 40 others evacuate before the Brigade arrive

West Wickham – supermarket fire

Discovered by employees

07 January 2017

Enfield – house fire

Passer-by notices fire and alerts residents

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