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Brigade deals with over 100 Storm Katie incidents

28/03/2016 00:00

Firefighters and 999 control officers have dealt with over 110 Storm Katie incidents due to high winds.

Since midnight firefighters have attended an increased number of windy weather related incidents including scaffolding in a precarious position and fallen trees.

Fire crews battled atrocious weather conditions to rescue 13 people including five children after a fire broke out in a restaurant below their flats on Hounslow High Street on Sunday night.

Other incidents attended included:

• A roof collapse on Haydon Road in South Wimbledon
• A tree down on the South Circular in Forest Hill
• A chimney collapse on Roxeth Green Avenue in South Harrow

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. Our 999 control officers have worked tirelessly to deal with hundreds of calls and get fire crews there as quickly as possible.

“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.”