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As a new drama hits our screens depicting the Great Fire of London our Commission has said the public are now more safe from fire than ever before.
Firefighters and officers receive commendations for their bravery
We have successfully prosecuted a Clapham landlord who let tenants carry on living in his property despite our fire safety inspectors slapping a notice on it to prevent its use due to serious fire safety concerns.
Today at Barnet Coroner’s Court, Her Majesty’s Coroner Andrew Walker recorded a narrative verdict following an inquest into the death of Santosh Benjamin Muthiah who died after a house fire in November 2010.
Last year there were over 8,000 fires in London caused by rubbish. They start easily, and a large number of them are started deliberately.
Fires caused by smokers’ materials are more likely than other domestic fires to cause death or serious injury. LFB campaigned with other organisations to ensure that all cigarettes sold in the UK meet a fire safer cigarette standard.