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Shoreditch firefighters praised by London Ambulance Service

Crew rushed to help unconscious man found in the street outside the station.

London's most dangerous hour for fires revealed

Newly released data highlights 7pm as the busiest hour for fires

Firefighters wheat bag warning after woman left hospitalised

Firefighters are warning about the dangers of wheat bags being overheated or left unattended after one caused a recent fire on Whitton Avenue West in Greenford.

Londoners get charged up about electrical dangers

Members of the public have shared pictures of the close calls they’ve experienced using counterfeit and wrong chargers with their electrical devices. The images show how their plugs have exploded but thankfully not caused a blaze.

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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.