London bus depot fire

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Dear London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade),

22nd November 2018 bus depot in Orpington buses were on fire.

Can we know
• how many buses were on fire?
• cause of fire?
• was any buses operating during fire (leaving depot)?
• were bus workers still working at scene or around the scene?
• how many buses damaged to fire?
• time called recieved for fire?
• time fire brigade left the bus depot?
• time workers were allowes back in to depot of fire?

Yours faithfully,

Mohshin

Dear London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade),

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I have not revieved a response within the timeframe.

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Yours faithfully,

Mohshin Ahmed

London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

Dear Moshin,

Thank you for your e-mail and chasing of your freedom of information request.

Please accept my apologies that you have not received a response. Having searched our records we have only now located your originally e-mail, the details of which I have set out below:

22nd November 2018 bus depot in Orpington buses were on fire.

Can we know
• how many buses were on fire?
• cause of fire?
• was any buses operating during fire (leaving depot)?
• were bus workers still working at scene or around the scene?
• how many buses damaged to fire?
• time called recieved for fire?
• time fire brigade left the bus depot?
• time workers were allowes back in to depot of fire?

I will now look into what information is held and will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

I do hope this delay has not caused you any inconvenience. Should you have further questions in the meantime do let me know.

Kind Regards,

James Sivell

Information Access Manager
London Fire Brigade
169 Union Street, London SE1 0LL

T: 020 8555 1200x30300

london-fire.gov.uk

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London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

Dear Mohshin,

Thank you for your e-mail, please accept my sincerest apologies for the delay you have experienced in receiving a response. At the time of your request we were still dealing with the incident and therefore the information you requested was not available/known. I do appreciate however that we should have kept you more updated during this process.

Addressing your questions, I have now had time to look into our records and (where the information is available) set my response out below. Some questions have been grouped for ease of reading.

1. How many buses were on fire?

Whilst our records do not identify how many buses in total were on fire we do know that a total of 12 buses sustained damage as a result of the incident.

2. Cause of fire?

At this time our records show the cause of the fire to be unknown and as a result may be subject to further investigations.

3. Was any buses operating during fire (leaving depot)?

We do not hold this information.

4. Were bus workers still working at scene or around the scene?

We do not hold this information. However our records show that over 30 members of staff were evacuated from the site as a result of the fire.

5. How many buses damaged to fire?

12.

6. Time called received for fire?

03:39 hours 22 November 2018.

7. Time fire brigade left the bus depot?
8. Time workers were allowed back in to depot of fire?

Our incident log for this call (as held by our control room) states that ‘DUTY OF CARE LEFT WITH ON SITE STAFF NO FURTHER BRIGADE ATTENDANCE REQUIRED’ at 15:54:37 on 23.11.2018. The incident was recorded as closed at 17:19 hours 23 November 2018.

I do hope you find the information provided of use. Should you have any further questions please let me know.

Your request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). If you are dissatisfied by this response you can request an internal review by writing to the Head of Information Management at the address below (or email [email address]).

Further information about your information rights (including how to raise a concern or make a complaint) is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office on their website at www.ico.org.uk or by writing to them at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Kind Regards,

James Sivell

Information Access Manager
London Fire Brigade
169 Union Street, London SE1 0LL

T: 020 8555 1200x30300

london-fire.gov.uk

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