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GATESHEAD - 1854

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL on the 16th July 2018 at 19:42 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Photo: skyscrapercity.comOn Oct. 6, 1854, a fire and explosion ravaged the neighboring towns of Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne, killing 53 people and causing scores of injuries. The fire started in a mill in Gateshead and burning debris crossed the River Tyne into Newcastle.

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SUMMER OF FIRE

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL on the 16th July 2018 at 19:23 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Photo: Manchester Fire and Rescue ServiceDrought led to an outbreak of grass fires from Manchester to London during the summer of 2018.In London, more than 200 firefighters battled a peat fire on Wanstead Flats, one of the largest ever in fire brigade history, on July 15.``Peat fires are complex because they burn underground and travel before reappearing above the surface somewhere different,'' Allen Perez, deputy commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, said.

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EUSTON PUB - 2018

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL on the 16th July 2018 at 18:46 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Photo: LFB Twitter pageA picture is worth a thousand words and this image illustrates, in the words of a London Fire Brigade officer, ``how important it is to ensure your cigarette is completely out when you've finished smoking it.''On June 22, 2018, flames broke out at the historic Somers Town Coffee House, a popular pub near the Euston, St Pancras and King's Cross rail stations, while customers were watching the World Cup match between Serbia and Switzerland. Everyone evacuated safely...
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`I AM ANGRY'

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL on the 16th July 2018 at 17:49 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Grenfell Tower disaster, June 14, 2017 - 72 dead, 70 injured, 223 escapedDavid Badillo, front, and watch manager Michael Dowden at Grenfell TowerDaily Telegraph - June 29, 2018With the plea of a young girl’s sister ringing in his ears a firefighter at Grenfell Tower undertook a desperate “personal mission” to rescue a 12-year-old from the flames.David Badillo effectively ignored London Fire Brigade instructions to residents of the tower to stay in their homes by going up to the 20th floor to...
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VERNON MILLS - 1902

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL on the 28th February 2018 at 16:59 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Tragedy at Vernon MillsThe Manchester Evening News - in an article dated July 4, 2017 - reports retired journalist and broadcaster Dave Hulme is attempting to locate descendants of victims of the deadly Vernon Mills fire.The Nov. 5, 1902 blaze - which broke out in a cotton spinning machine on the third floor for the No. 1 mill - killed nine men, including Hulme's great grandfather, Issac Peet. They were Thomas Hipwell, Joseph Beard, George Rowarth, Thomas Ashton, John Cotton,...
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PIER FIRE - 2008

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL on the 03rd February 2018 at 16:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

On July 28, 2008, flames engulfed the Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare.Avon Fire and Rescue Service deployed 13 engines, special units and 60 firefighters.Wikipedia said:``Robert Tinker, a Grand Pier employee, was later praised by the fire brigade as he braved the extreme intensity of the heat from the flames to rush around the side of the building to remove several gas canisters which had been stored within the premises, had these not been removed the fire brigade claimed that the blaze could...
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FROM USA

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL on the 29th January 2018 at 14:23 - Posted in Fire Blogs

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STAPLES CORNER - 2018

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL on the 09th January 2018 at 14:54 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Photos: London Fire BrigadeOn Jan. 8, 2018,  15 engines responded to a fire at a paint factory on Waterloo Road , Staples Corner, London.

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LONDON ZOO - 2017

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL on the 27th December 2017 at 17:41 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Misha the arrdvarkPhotos: London Zoo, Sky NewsOn Dec. 23, 2017, a fire at the London Zoo killed Misha the arrdvark.Four meerkats were presumed dead.Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers responded to the blaze, which was reported at 6:08 a.m.Station Manager David George said: "The fire mainly involved the café and shop but part of a nearby animal petting area was also affected. When they arrived our crews were faced with a very well developed fire.''A...
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WESTMINSTER - 1834

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL on the 22nd December 2017 at 18:45 - Posted in Fire Blogs

On Oct. 16, 1834, fire ripped through the Palace of Westminster, home of British Parliament.The first hint of disaster was a burning odor reported at 4 p.m. Flames were visible by 6 p.m. and flashed over 30 minutes later, according to Wikipedia.Two parish pumps were the first on the scene at about 6:45 p.m.At 7 p.m., Superintendent James Braidwood of the London Fire Engine Establishment  responded with 12 engines and 64 firefighters.Eyewitness William Baddeley described the scene in Mechanics...
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