Concerns have been raised about why the London Fire Brigade's fleet was sold to a private company for £2.
Around three hundred people were evacuated from New Zealand's Olympics hospitality house in Kings Cross last night after a fire.
Firefighters in Essex will today hold the first of five planned strikes in a dispute over cuts.
St James Street in Piccadilly has been closed due to what is thought to be a lorry fire.
Transport for London has tweeted an update urging drivers to use alternative routes.
A4 Piccadilly (eastbound) at the j/w St James's Street - Road closed due to a fire. Please use another route. http://t.co/uk5v0eJV3s
BBC journalist Nick Eardley tweeted that the fire appeared to have spread to the lorry after starting underground.
One more update on Piccadilly. Fire appears to have started under the pavement and spread to vehicle. Again, no suggestion of explosion.
A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body in a New Barnet flat after a fire on Thursday.
Firefighters who tackled the blaze at Sheridan Lodge on Potters Road called police when they discovered the body of 49-year-old Antonio James Tammaso, who lived alone in the flat. They also found a petrol can in one of the rooms.
Initially the death was thought to be non-suspicious, but a post mortem examination on Friday was inconclusive and indicated that Mr Tammaso had suffered a number of wounds prior to the fire.
Police are appealing for information, especially from anyone who may have seen someone carrying a red petrol can.
The London Fire Brigade has released this video to show how quickly a fire can take hold in a hoarder's home.
Hoarding has been a factor in nearly 20 fire deaths across London over the last three years, according to new data.
The film was made in laboratory conditions ahead of National Hoarding Awareness Week,.
An entire workshop on Green Lane in Dagenham was destroyed in a fire during the small hours of this morning.
Twelve fire engines and 81 firefighters and officers were called to the blaze at a workshop on Green Lane in Dagenham at around 2am. It took fours hours to bring it under control. Nearby flats were evacuated but no one was hurt.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Thousands of people who live in high rise flats or maisonettes could be at risk of fire danger because they have not planned an escape route. London Fire Brigade found half of people would leave their home in the fire was somewhere else in their block which may not be the best thing to do.
London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson said'Flats and masonettes are built to give some protection from fire - a minimum of 30 minutes and up to 60 minutes. You are usually safer staying in your flat unless the heat or smoke is affecting you'
London Fire Brigade have now started a campaign to launch awareness of the risks.
Fire crews are investigating the cause of a blaze which seriously damaged a Royal British Legion clubhouse in Hounslow. The fire at the two story building yesterday took almost 60 firefighters three hours to extinguish. The cause of the fire is still unknown. There were no reported injuries.
A man has died following a house fire in Croydon, South London. Firefighters were called to a blaze in Addiscombe Court this morning. They brought the fire under control within 25 minutes. The body of a man was found in the rear bedroom of the property. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
An elderly man has died after a fire at a house in Wembley.
Firefighters were called to Tudor Court North yesterday morning where part of the first floor had been damaged by the blaze.
The man had been brought out of the property before the Brigade arrived, but died later in hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
London's Fire Brigade is to penalise firms - including hospitals and airports - which frequently call out firefighters on false alarms. The brigade says poor maintenance of automatic alarm systems is often to blame.The £290 penalty won't affect domestic properties or care homes.
A teenager has died after she was found on fire in south-west London. Police and the London Fire Brigade were called to a level crossing on West Barnes Lane, New Malden, where they found the 18-year-old on fire. They put out the blaze but the woman died at the scene.
A formal identification is yet to be made, but police believe they know the identity of the woman and her next of kin have been notified. The cause of the fire is being investigated, and police are treating the death as unexplained. It's believed the fire started at a nearby home in Linkway