The first mother and daughter duo are to serve as firefighters at the same time for London Fire Brigade.Read the full story ›
Firefighters managed to rescue 13 people, including five children, after a fire broke out in a restaurant below their flats in HounslowRead the full story ›
Neighbours next to a workshop blaze had to be evacuated amid gas cylinder explosion fears, the London Fire Brigade say.Read the full story ›
The London Fire Brigade has backed an appeal to help find a stem cell donor for the four year old son of one of their firefighters.
Tommy Simpson, whose father works in Stratford, has been in Great Ormond Street Hospital since Christmas.
He has acute Myeloid Leukaemia but due to a lack of black Caribbean donors, his parents say its much harder to find a match.
Two fire engines responding to the same emergency call crashed into each other on a roundabout at Canary Wharf last night.Read the full story ›
Firefighters will form a guard of honour at the funeral of a man thought to be London's first post-war black firefighter.Read the full story ›
Firefighters are urging party goers not to lose as new figures show they're called out 16 times a day to people locked out.Read the full story ›
A kitten with its head stuck in a bongo drum, a French man asking to translate a word and a swan swimming on a frozen lake are just three of the weird examples highlighted by the London Fire Brigade in a bid to drive down non-emergency calls and time-wasting.
Throughout the twelve days of Christmas the Brigade's twitter account will be sending out messages reminding people only to dial 999 in a genuine emergency.
In the past five years LFB has received 8,600 hoax calls, 1,543 instances of people stuck in everyday objects like toilet seats or furniture, and 2,868 calls to rescue animals. In these instances the London Fire Brigade says the RSPCA should be called instead.
The tweets will come with the hashtag #12DaysXmas, but despite the festive feel Director of Operations, Dave Brown said there was a serious reason behind the bizarre stories: "We are regularly called to deal with a lot of incidents which could be avoided. We want everyone to have a good Christmas, but remember that silly pranks and time wasting calls cost us time, money and resources."
Fifty people had to be rescued following a fire in block of flats in north Kensington.Read the full story ›
Around 60 firefighters are currently dealing with a fire on the fourth floor of a block in Kensington.
Crews were called earlier this morning to the building on Appleford Road.
The Fire Brigade tweeted that one flat on the fourth floor was alight.
This story will be updated as we get more details.