"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

October 21, 2011

FIRE KILLS 6

Photo: Sky News

On Sept. 24, 2011, six members of the Kua family died in a house fire in Neasden, northwest London.

The fire apparently started in a freezer.

"Flames were belting out the front two windows," neighbor Joe Lyons told Sky News.

Glen Gorman, a London Fire Brigade station manager, said: "Firefighters were faced with very intense heat and smoke. It was a very difficult situation to deal with.

The blaze was London's deadlist house fire in more than a decade, the BBC said.

In the aftermath, the London Fire Brigade launched "a fire safety blitz" to warn of household hazards.

In 2009, a fire at the Lakanal House apartment block in south London also claimed six lives in 2009.

INCIDENT REPORT

00:50
G28 WILLESDEN
6 PUMP FATAL FIRE
155184111
SONIA GARDENS, NEASDEN, LONDON.

Semi detached house of 2 floors, 8 metres by 8 metres, 70% of ground floor and 70% of 1st floor damaged by fire, 2 x 45mm jets, hosereel, breathing apparatus, thermal image camera, immediate emergency care pack, 1 adult, 1 infant and 3 children found on 1st floor apparently dead, 1 child rescued by breathing apparatus crew from 1st floor via internal staircase, subsequently confirmed dead by HEMS doctor, 1 female adult suffering from burns and smoke inhalation rescued by breathing apparatus crew from 1st floor via internal staircase removed, 1 male adult escaped before arrival of brigade suffering from burns and smoke inhalation removed, all persons accounted for.