Sratford (London) shopping centre: 11th November 2017
At 17:14 hours on 11th November, London FB received a call to the Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford where a fire had occurred in a second floor service area.The centre was evacuated safely of the thousand or so persons there at the time.
Three pumping appliances were mobilised but on arrival it was discivered that the centre sprinkler system had suppressed the fire, limiting theneed for further resources or prolonged fire-fighting action.
Some stock items were damaged but a Brigade sprokesperson said the sprinklers had undoubtedly saved thousands of pouds worth of loss.
The incident was over by 19:24 hours with the cause of the fire under investigation