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"THE RESCUE" - 1855

"THE RESCUE" - 1855

January 14, 2008

SMOKE ACROSS LONDON


Photos: BBC
On Nov. 12, 2007, 85 firefighters battled a blaze in an abandoned warehouse on on Waterden Road in East London. At the height of the fire, the warehouse was completely alight. Dave Brown, the fire brigade’s Assistant Commissioner for Service Delivery, said: ``We had 150 calls into the brigade’s control room about this incident, with a large plume of smoke seen over the capital.''