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
The London Fire Brigade has released photographs showing how "badly damaged" the restaurant is, that caught alight this morning.
Fire investigators will be looking into the cause.
Chessington World of Adventures has made a statement following a fire that broke out earlier this morning.
-The blaze has been brought under control but fire officers remain on site
-The park was closed at the time and no guests were involved
-All staff and animals are safe and well
-Chessington World of Adventures in conjunction with the Fire Service are investigating the cause of the fire.
Update: Chessington World of Adventure is closed due to a building fire. Routes 71 & 465 remain on diversion & route K50 is still suspended.
The London Fire Brigade says the fire at Chessington World of Adventures is "now under control".