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LFB firefighters rescue man trapped in Chimney stack collapse in Camberwell. Two men taken to hospital

Multiple emergency responder units present at Chimney stack collapse at a house in Camberwell. Image: @LAS_HART

Multiple emergency responder units present at Chimney stack collapse at a house in Camberwell. Image: @LAS_HART

A man with head injuries has been taken to hospital after a chimney stack collapsed inside a house in Camberwell.

He was rescued from the rubble and wreckage by LFB firefighters.

Southwark police officers and units from the Ambulance Service have also been at the scene.

A second man was also taken to hospital while a woman was treated at the scene.

Station Manager Bruce Grain who was at the scene, said:

Firefighters worked in difficult conditions to safely rescue the casualty from the rubble.

The Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) team stabilised the property and used line rescue inside the building to remove larger pieces of rubble enabling them to free the man.

LFB say the location is Southampton Way.

A London Ambulance Service HART unit took part in the operation.

This is crewed with specially trained medics who provide life saving medical care in hazardous environments including complex extractions and multiple casualty incidents.

Chimney stack collapse in Southampton Way, Camberwell. Image: @LondonFire

Chimney stack collapse in Southampton Way, Camberwell. Image: @LondonFire

The London Fire Brigade says there’s a temporary 25 metre ‘hazard’ zone set up.

LFB say:

A 25m hazard zone has temporarily been put in place.

A fire engine from Peckham fire station and fire rescue units from Brixton, Battersea, East Ham and Croydon fire stations are at the scene.

The Brigade was called at 1400. The cause of the chimney collapse is not known at this stage.

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