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Fire: HENDERSON'S - 1960

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL


Photo: Liverpool Ambulance

On June 22, 1960, fire destroyed Henderson's department store in Liverpool, claiming 11 lives.

The blaze led to reforms granting fire brigades legal authority conduct safety inspections of stores and offices and implement escape plans, similar to the requirements of the Factories Act.

One of the rescuers, Firefighter George Taylor, recalled the fire in a BBC interview in 2010:

"When we got to the incident the driver of the turntable ladder had seen the situation, there were people on the ledge about 100 feet up on the fourth floor of the building.

"They'd obviously managed to get out of the windows on to that ledge. A lot of heat and smoke [was] coming out of the building, flames on different levels.

"When the ladder was extended my boss was about to go up but he didn't have what we call a hook belt which was a security device.

"I'd managed to put one of those on so I called to him to let me go past him, which I did.

"As I'm going up the ladder about halfway up the people on the left hand side of the head of...

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Fire: COLNEY HATCH

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL


Image: Illustrated London News

On Jan. 27, 1903, a blaze at London's 
Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum - a fire trap with temporary wards made of lumber - killed 52 women.

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Fire: PRINCESS'S THEATRE - 1829

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL


 The Royal Princess's Theatre at 73 Oxford Street in London burned in 1829.



Fire: ST CATHERINE'S - 1913

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL


On May 6, 1913, fire gutted St. Catherine's Church in London and contemporary reports suggested the fire was set by suffragettes. The suffragettes were responsible for a series of blazes across London meant to protest government policy.



Fire: ROYAL VISITOR - 1974

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL


Photo: Wiki Commons


Queen Elizabeth II meeting London Fire Brigade members who responded to 1974's wave of IRA bombings. She is escorted by Chief Officer Joseph Milnerin at London Fire Brigade headquarters in Lambeth.



Fire: BLITZ TOLL

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL


London districts pounded by Nazi air raids



Fire: Bar and restaurant owners urged to check fire safety ahead of re-opening

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Bar and restaurant owners urged to check fire safety ahead of re-opening


Fire: Crew help deliver tea & PPE to Wirral care homes

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Crew help deliver tea & PPE to Wirral care homes


Fire: Businesses urged to make fire safety a priority following number of industrial fires

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Businesses urged to make fire safety a priority following number of industrial fires across Merseyside


Fire: MFRS works wiith Canal & River Trust to give St Helens beauty spot a safety boost

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
MFRS works wiith Canal & River Trust to give St Helens beauty spot a safety boost



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