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London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton, who was at London Fire Brigade headquarters shortly after the incident, said:
“Our thoughts today are with all of those affected by this horrific terrorist attack in Southwark. Once again I am proud of all of the London Fire Brigade staff involved in the emergency service response.
“London Fire Brigade officers were deployed to assist police and other emergency service colleagues at London Bridge and Borough Market. Specially trained officers were on site to treat casualties and carried out specific tasks, including shutting down the gas supply in a number of premises to ensure the area was safe.
“We train alongside our emergency service partners to be ready for this kind of emergency and will continue to remain alert and prepared to respond.”
At the height of the incident, and in addition to the specially trained officers attending, six fire engines, a command unit and 30 firefighters were positioned at the scene to assist.
The investigation is being led by the Counter Terrorism Command.
If you are concerned about someone please call the Casualty Bureau on 0800 096 1233.