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Brigade: 'Strike had no impact on response to flat blaze'

London Fire Brigade has said that investigations into a death following fire in Hornsey last night indicate its response to the blaze was not impacted by last night's firefighter strike.

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Brigade: 'Strike had no impact on response to flat blaze'

London Fire Brigade has said that investigations into a death following fire in Hornsey last night indicate its response to the blaze was not impacted by last night's firefighter strike.

Based on early investigations into this death, it is not believed that the strike made any difference to the outcome.

It does not appear that neither the contingency fire crews, nor LFB's own crews had they not bee non strike, would have reached him in time and have successfully rescued him.

– London Fire Brigade spokesperson

The four hour strike was staged by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) between 6pm and 10pm, the sixth period of industrial action staged by the FBU.

Over the four hour period the Brigade’s 999 control officers received 88 calls including:

  • six dwelling fires, including a fire in a flat above a shop on Fencepiece Road in Ilford and a first floor flat in Millwall
  • two building fires
  • two calls to people shut in lifts, one of whom had been released before crews had arrived
  • four false alarms

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