London Fire Brigade

  • injuries Sep 22, 2017

    British Police Charge 18-Year-Old Over London Subway Bombing

    British police on Friday charged an 18-year-old man with attempted murder and causing an explosion over last week’s bomb attack on the London subway. The Metropolitan Police force said Ahmed Hassan will appear in court later, accused of planting the bomb at Parsons Green station a week ago. Hassan is accused of attempting to “murder persons traveling on a District...

  • injuries Sep 20, 2017

    London Police Arrest 2 More in Subway Bombing Investigation

    British counterterror police arrested two more people Wednesday in relation to the London subway attack, bringing the number to five. Detectives arrested a 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man under the Terrorism Act in Newport, Wales. A 25-year-old man was also arrested in Newport on Tuesday. Two other men arrested over the weekend — an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and...

  • injuries Sep 17, 2017

    UK Lowers Official Terrorist Threat Level After 2nd Arrest

    British police made progress Sunday in their investigation of the bomb that partially exploded on a packed London subway, leading counter-terrorism officials to lower the country’s threat level because a fresh attack no longer was judged to be imminent. Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced the downgraded terror threat level hours after London police said a second suspect was in custody...

  • injuries Sep 16, 2017

    UK Police Make ‘Significant’ Arrest in London Subway Blast

    British police made an apparent breakthrough Saturday in the race-against-time subway bombing investigation with what they called a “very significant” arrest, but the country remained on a “critical” alert, meaning that another attack is judged imminent. Police arrested an 18-year-old man in the port of Dover — the main ferry link to France — and then launched a massive armed...

  • injuries Sep 15, 2017

    UK Lifts Terror Threat Level to Critical After Subway Attack

    An improvised explosive device detonated aboard a subway in London during the Friday rush, sending British police on a manhunt in what was being investigated as a terrorist incident, NBC News reported. At least 29 people were injured in the blast at Parsons Green Tube station in the southwestern part of Britain’s capital, though authorities said that none were serious...

  • Twitter Jun 20, 2017

    Adele Visits London Firefighters After Deadly High-Rise Blaze

    London’s fire department has posted photos of Adele meeting with firefighters to offer support following a devastating fire in the borough that is believed to have killed 79 people. It posted the pictures on Twitter on Tuesday, showing the singer posing with firefighters in front of their engine at the Chelsea fire station. Adele had a cup of tea with...

  • NBC Jun 16, 2017

    Grief Turns to Anger as Tower Fire Death Toll Climbs to 30

    Grief turned to outrage Friday over a deadly high-rise tower fire in London amid reports that materials used in the building’s renovation could have fueled the inferno that left dozens dead and missing as it decimated the public housing block. Engineering experts say outside insulation panels installed on the 24-story Grenfell Tower may have helped the fire spread rapidly from...

  • NBC Jun 15, 2017

    Adele Pays Emotional Visit to London’s Grenfell Tower After Deadly Apartment Fire

    Adele showed her support for everyone affected by the deadly fire at London’s Grenfell Tower.

  • Associated Press Jun 15, 2017

    London Fire Death Toll at 17; ‘Miracle’ If Anymore Survivors, Fire Commissioner Says

    London firefighters traumatized by the devastation they witnessed in a high-rise apartment blaze that killed at least 17 people worked Thursday to make the building safe so they could continue the search for more victims. Entire families are missing, and the death toll is certain to rise after flames tore through the 120-unit Grenfell Tower in the early hours of...

  • United States Jun 14, 2017

    London Fire: Baby Dropped, Caught as High-Rise Burns

    London police say the death toll in the London tower blaze has risen to 12, and that the figure was expected to rise. Steve Apter of the London Fire Brigade said pockets of fire were still blazing at west London’s Grenfell Tower, a high-rise apartment block, more than 16 hours after first reports of fire early Wednesday. He said crews...

  • Facebook Jun 14, 2017

    At Least 12 Deaths Confirmed, Dozens Hospitalized in London High-Rise Blaze

    A fast-moving overnight fire engulfed a 24-story apartment tower in London on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 74 others, police said. Desperately trying to avoid the flames, residents threw one baby and other small children from high windows to people down on the sidewalk, witnesses said. The inferno lit up the night sky and spewed black smoke...

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