Threatened Kingsland fire station crew first on scene at Haggerston fire
PUBLISHED: 10:10 30 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:36 30 April 2013
A crew from Kingsland fire station was the first on the scene to fight a blaze in a home in Queensbridge Road, Haggerston, yesterday afternoon.
Kingsland took just two minutes to reach the fire, while Shoreditch crews arrived four minutes later, taking six minutes to reach the fire.
A woman was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics.
The fire station in Kingsland Road, Haggerston is one of 12 stations across the capital earmarked for closure, under plans by London Fire Brigade (LFB) to save £28.2million over the next two years.
The LFB says it is attending half as many fires as a decade ago, and the controversial proposals would still enable them to meet response time targets of getting its first fire engine to an emergency within six minutes and the second fire engine, if needed, within eight minutes.