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  • Warehouse fire in London forces evacuations.

    A warehouse in West London caught fire (from causes unknown as of yet), and has burned out of control for hours. The pitch black smoke spread over the city, and could be seen for miles and miles.
    Over thirty people had to be evacuated because of the deadly fumes and the thick smoke.
    Even though this did not happen in a residential area; people who lived close to the fire were warned to stay inside and keep their windows closed to keep out the fumes and smoke.

    After fighting the fire all night, it is now mostly out; but firefighters are still at the scene watching for hot spots to start burning again.

    http://rt.com/uk/271732-london-huge-warehouse-fire/

  • #2
    These densely populated areas are at high risk for destruction. Everything seems to be jam packed, so if one building catches on fire, it can easily spread and wipe out an entire neighborhood. Hopefully everything turns out ok.

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    • #3
      The article did not mention any human casualties so we should be thankful for that and hope no one is hurt by this incident. Factories and warehouses should really follow all the rules set by authorities when they are building their buildings. It is very crucial because lives are at stake in these places.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mairj23 View Post
        These densely populated areas are at high risk for destruction. Everything seems to be jam packed, so if one building catches on fire, it can easily spread and wipe out an entire neighborhood. Hopefully everything turns out ok.
        This fire was actually in a storage warehouse, and not in a residential area at all; so it was not likely to have been a "densely populated area" as you mentioned mairj23 . The reason that they were telling people in the residential area to stay inside and keep their windows closed was because the fire was so bad and the smoke was so dense that the smoke and ashes were being carried a long ways away over other parts of London.

        The police now believe that this fire was deliberately set, and are treating the investigation as an arson investigation. Considering the size of the fire, it seems like the firefighters did an excellent job of putting it out before it spread to other warehouses, although a couple of the other storage units did catch fire.

        http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-31574156
        dillinger10 likes this.

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        • #5
          The fire fighters did do a good job here. That fire was outrageous to watch. Kind of figured someone did this on purpose those, but for what reason...

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