Firefighters and police commemorate Auxiliary Fire Service personnel at Rathbone Street

A small memorial ceremony took place in Rathbone Street last week to mark 80 years to the day since firefighters from the Auxillary Fire Service were killed in a night of intense bombing during World War 2. The ceremony also paid tribute to the bravery of one of the survivors who acted quickly to save …

London Fire Brigade issues warnings after blaze at Fitzrovia restaurant

Front of restaurant boarded up.

The London Fire Brigade has issued a warning about the dangers of tumble drying and ignoring alarms after a fire partly gutted a Charlotte Place restaurant. Investigators believe the fire within the basement kitchen of the Lantana restaurant on Charlotte Place in Fitzrovia was started by self-heating within tea towels and aprons that had been …

Residents had ‘lucky escape’ after fire in New Cavendish Street flat

Front of building showing basement.

Fire fighters were called to a fire at a basement flat on New Cavendish Street in Fitzrovia in the early hours of Friday morning. Three fire engines and 14 fire fighters and officers from Soho and Paddington attended the scene after receiving an emergency call. The Brigade was called at 0306 and the incident was …

Residents praise speedy firefighters after blaze in Langham Street flat

Fire crew outside building.

Residents expressed their gratitude to firefighters who raced to a street in Fitzrovia this morning to put out a fire which engulfed a home in a mansion block. Crews of the London Fire Brigade from Euston, Paddington and Soho stations had to smash through locked doors to extinguish a fire and stopped it spreading to …