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Aerial ladder and platform used in Bayswater blaze- man dies in Chigwell house fire

Aerial ladder and turntable equipment used  to tackle tal three story building fire. Image: @LondonFire

Aerial ladder and turntable equipment used to tackle tal three story building fire. Image: @LondonFire

London firefighters have been able to confine a blaze to the roof and top floor of a house in Bayswater by using a turntable ladder and an aerial ladder platform.

Seven people left the building in Craven Hill before the Brigade arrived at the scene.

LFB said: ‘Fortunately, no one was injured.’

LFB firefighters confining blaze to top floor and roof of incident in Craven Hill.

LFB firefighters confining blaze to top floor and roof of incident in Craven Hill.

Station Manager Lee Sparks who was at the fire said:

The fire was at the top of the building and crews worked quickly to confine it to the top floor and mansard roof, using a turntable ladder and an aerial ladder platform.

The third floor of the building and the roof were partly damaged by the blaze.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers from Paddington, North Kensington, West Hampstead and Kensington fire stations attended the incident.

The Brigade was called at 5.15 pm and the fire was under control by 6.50 pm.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fatal fire in Chigwell

A man has died in a house fire on Pollard Close in Chigwell early Friday morning 12th June.

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus were able to retrieve him from the building.

LFB said: ‘Sadly, the man was pronounced dead at the scene by the London Ambulance Service.’

Half of the building was damaged by the blaze.

Two fire engines and 10 firefighters and officers from Romford and Hainault fire stations attended the incident.

The Brigade was called at 5.11 am and the fire was under control at 6.24 am.

 

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