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Lee Road flooding

10/12/2016 10:58

Six fire engines, two fire rescue units and over 40 firefighters dealt with a 12 inch burst water main on Lee High Road in Lewisham.

Ten commercial properties on Lee Road and eight residential homes on Meadow Court Road were affected by flood water.

Fire crews directed the flood water to nearby Quaggy River.

The Brigade has a range of equipment which can be used to help rescue people trapped by flood water, pump water away and protect properties. Some of the Brigade's fire rescue units are equipped with water rescue equipment such as inflatable rescue boats. The Brigade also has a number of  high volume pumps stationed at strategic locations across the capital. These can be used to pump large amounts of water away from flooded areas.

The flooding during the Brigade’s London Safety Plan consultation which includes proposals to expand the London Fire Brigade’s capacity to respond to a terrorist and flooding incidents. It is also on the same road as a flooding on November 26.

The Brigade was called at 1058 and the incident was over for the Brigade at 1535. Firefighters from Lee Green, Lewisham, Greenwich, East Greenwich, Bromley and Bexley fire stations were at the scene