London Fire Brigade

Tottenham disturbances

07 August 2011

Firefighters were called to a number of fires throughout the night which were a direct result of the disturbances in the Tottenham area.

A number of shops, residential buildings and vehicles were badly damaged in the fires which occurred mainly on Tottenham High Road and in the surrounding area.

Deputy Commissioner Rita Dexter said: “London Fire Brigade crews did all that they could in very difficult circumstances.  That work continues today.”

The first calls were received by the Brigade at around 2045 on Saturday evening and by 0700 this morning the Brigade’s 999 Control Officers had dealt with over 250 calls from members of the public. Crews remain at the scene damping down a number of the fires but all are now under control.