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Last updated: 22/01/2018, 5:15 PM

Small engine fire on Thames tour boat

11/09/2016 15:41
Greenwich
Outdoor fire

Firefighters and officers were called to a small engine fire on a tour boat on the Thames this afternoon. The fire was extinguished before the Brigade arrived.

One hundred and forty-two passengers and six crew disembarked to two other boats that were nearby and there are no reports of any injuries.

Crews checked the boat for safety and ensured that the fire was out.

Eight fire engines and the fireboat attended the incident from stations including New Cross, Greenwich, Millwall and Shadwell.

The Brigade was called at 1541 and the incident was over for the Brigade at 1626.