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Canary Wharf - two fire engines involved in collision

16/02/2016 19:43
Tower Hamlets
Road traffic collision

Two fire engines have been involved in a collision at Westferry Circus in Canary Wharf E14.

The fire engines, from Shadwell and Poplar stations, were responding to a 999 call in the area

One firefighter was trapped by the nature of his injuries and after being released was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service. He was released from hospital during the early hours of this morning.

Ten further firefighters were assessed on the scene by London Ambulance Service for shock and minor injuries and six were taken to hospital.

The collision occurred at around 1943 and two fire engines and a fire rescue unit from Millwall, Homerton and Bethnal Green fire stations attended the scene. The incident was over at 2108.

An investigation into the collision will now take place.

The two appliances involved in the collision had been responding to a fire in a store room in Westferry Circus. This was dealt with by firefighters from Bethnal Green, Dowgate, Plaistow and East Greenwich. The Brigade was called at 1932 and the fire was under control by 2002