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Clapham landlord fined £10,000 for breaking fire safety laws

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.

Inquest into the death of Santosh Benjamin Muthiah

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.

Brigade warns don't give arsonists the chance to strike

We’re warning of the dangers of leaving mattresses and other materials stacked up against the outside of your home presenting an opportunity for would be arsonists to strike.

Care home provider slated for death of elderly woman

One of the country’s biggest care home providers has today been ordered to pay £170,622 for contravening fire safety laws following a fire in which a woman died.

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Campaigns

Fires are rubbish

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.

Fire safer cigarettes

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.