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Edmonton warehouse fire

Fire crews are battling a blaze at an industrial estate in Edmonton.

100 firefighters have been trying to control the flames on Advent Way in Upper Edmonton since 3am. 15 fire engines from at least eight boroughs are at the scene.

Fire crews battling to put out a fire at a warehouse in Edmonton Credit: Paul Wood

Station Manager John Tovey said: “The fire is affecting a range of single storey industrial units and crews are working really hard to get it under control.

“Fortunately the buildings on fire are located on an industrial estate and are away from any residential properties “

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New firefighters strike announced for next Wednesday

Firefighters are to hold another strike next Wednesday - and have also been balloted on further industrial action.

The fire brigades union leader Matt Wrack tweeted:

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Fire Brigade Union: Not too late for sense to prevail

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Fire commissioner issues safety warning ahead of strike

The London Brigade said it will be issuing further fire safety advice in the lead to any potential strike date.

London Fire Commissioner, Ron Dobson, said:

It’s a pity that we are in this position, but we are prepared and our contingency fire service is ready to operate during a strike. Last month we temporarily removed 27 fire engines from stations across London and these will be used by contingency crews to provide a level of fire cover for the capital.

During a strike, my advice to the public would be to take even greater care to prevent fires from breaking out at home. Simple steps like keeping a really close eye on cooking and making sure cigarettes are disposed of properly can make all the difference.

Capital's fire service gears up for firefighter strike

London Fire Brigade said today it is ready and prepared to deal with a firefighter strike, following the announcement that 78% of Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) members who took part in the ballot have voted in favour of strike action.

A strike, which would be the first national firefighter strike in over a decade, is over a dispute between the FBU and government over the government’s reforms to the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme.

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