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What a Load of Rubbish for Evacuation Excuses

28 March 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers from Soho, Chelsea, Euston and Lambeth rushed to reports of smoke issuing from the basement of a hotel on Piccadilly at 11:00am on Monday morning.

What they discovered was a small rubbish fire in a light well adjacent to the hotel's basement.

About 150 hotel guests and 50 members of staff were evacuated before the arrival of the Brigade.

How embarrassing for the property management team?

 

Gherkin sizzler

Meanwhile, on March 23, four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to investigate a smell of smoke coming from a generator room in the basement of the Gherkin at St Mary Axe.

A fuse in a transformer had burned out.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 28 March 2017

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