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Last updated: 25/09/2018, 12:03 PM

Storm Barney keeps firefighters busy overnight

18/11/2015 19:00
Westminster
Hazardous materials

High winds caused by storm Barney battered the Capital and led to the Brigade receiving numerous weather related last night.

Between 1900 last night and 0200 this morning, firefighters attended around 40 incidents related to the windy weather, including scaffolding in a precarious position and fallen trees.

The most serious incident was on Chippenham Mews in Maida Vale as a woman was taken to hospital after scaffolding fell onto three houses. She was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

At 2325 crews were called to Regent Street where the Christmas lights were in a precarious position.

Other incidents attended included:

• A tree that hit a bus shelter on Hillmarton Road in Islington
• A tree that fell onto a house on Elmstone Road in Fulham
• A tree that fell onto a house on Blenheim Road in Chiswick

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Firefighters are always on hand should any buildings, hoardings  or scaffolding be left in a precarious position and posing a risk to life because of high winds.

“To help stay safe during windy weather people should always clear gardens, balconies and window sills of anything that could be blown away. They should also take extra care if they venture outside and be careful using candles in the case of a power cut.”