News Centre

All the latest news from The Salvation Army

Walworth Road Fire: Salvation Army emergency team supports fire crews tackling blaze in Southwark

25 March 2013 - 4:24pm
| by Ann

The Salvation Army is supporting more than 100 firefighters who are battling a large blaze in a library and museum in Elephant and Castle, London, close to Walworth Road.

An emergency response vehicle, manned by Captains Ruth and Karl Gray, is providing hot drinks, snacks and sandwiches to emergency personnel at the scene in Wansey Street.

The London Fire Bridge has evacuated 30 people from the building and crews are currently using waterjets to bring the intense fire under control. Thick plooms of smoke can be seen across south London.

Twenty fire engines, from Southwark, Lambeth, Old Kent Road, Dowgate, Kensington, Kingsland, West Hampstead, Dockhead, Peckham, Whitechapel, Paddington, New Cross, and surrounding fire stations are at the scene, along with 120 firefighters and officers.


Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Let us know your thoughts about this news story. This is an open, family-friendly community to encourage everyone to get involved, so please keep your comments clean and follow our Guidelines so we can publish your comment.

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.