Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters have been called to a fire on Castor Lane in #Poplar. More info to follow
Firefighters are currently tackling a fire at an electrical substation in #Poplar. A 25-metre cordon is in place as a precaution whilst crews work to make the scene safe london-fire.gov.uk/incidents/2022…
Mar 7, 2022 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters are dealing with a very visible fire on #Whitechapel High Street. Please avoid the area if possible. Follow this account for the latest information.
We now have 15 fire engines and around 100 firefighters dealing with the fire on 17th floor of a block of flats on #Whitechapel High Street. One of our 64 metre ladders has also been sent to the scene london-fire.gov.uk/incidents/2022…
Feb 18, 2022 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
We have declared a major incident in response to the volume of 999 calls being taken about #StormEunice related incidents. Firefighters are still meeting the needs of our communities, but declaring a major incident allows us to focus our resources. orlo.uk/OLoBY
We've introduced batch mobilisation, meaning calls where there is a risk to life are prioritised and crews then attend other calls as non-emergencies when they can. Control took 550 calls between 1030 and 1300 – more than the average number usually taken in a 24-hour period.
Jul 1, 2021 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
Fire investigators are today issuing an urgent warning following a spike in ferocious fires caused by e-bike & e-scooter batteries in #London Our FI team has seen a rise in such incidents recently & have issued advice on what people should do to keep safe london-fire.gov.uk/news/2021-news…
Bikes & scooters are often stored in escape routes or communal areas which can affect people's ability to escape in a fire. One piece of advice is to store them somewhere away from a main through route. Always use the correct charger for the product & buy from a reputable seller
Jun 28, 2021 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters are attending a fire at railway arches near to #ElephantCastle railway station. Please avoid the area and close all doors and windows
Did you know we sometimes use drones at incidents? Using drones helps increase our situational awareness of fires and helps our Incident Commanders to develop tactics to tackle them london-fire.gov.uk/about-us/servi…
Our drones are permitted to fly up to 400ft above ground level, or higher in an emergency, and can fly as fast as 50mph. They can also act as a loudspeaker to give instructions or reassurance and shine a bright spotlight in dark or low light conditions
May 6, 2021 • 6 tweets • 5 min read
Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters have been called to a fire at an industrial estate on Thames Road in #Newham. More information to follow.
Firefighters continue to tackle a fire at a scrap yard in #Newham where scrap metal is alight. There are no reports of any injuries, but the fire is causing a significant about of smoke. london-fire.gov.uk/incidents/2021…
Jun 22, 2020 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to a fire on Forty Acre Lane in #CanningTown. More info to follow
Firefighters are currently tackling a fire at a flat in #CanningTown. Half of a flat on the 12th floor of the building is alight orlo.uk/Nda9G
Nov 18, 2017 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
30 years ago the #KingsCross fire took the lives of 31 people & changed fire safety forever. We'll relive that blaze in real time #KX30
Mr Squire was travelling up escalator 4 & noticed white smoke underneath stair treads & saw sparks. He reported it to the booking clerk #KX30