Two killed in Ladywell fire [UPDATED]

After some Ladywell garages burned down in April, there are reports of another Ladywell garage fire this morning, with one BCer reporting that two homeless people were killed in the blaze, though this is unconfirmed. The fire brigade is still at the scene.

UPDATE: The London Fire Brigade has now confirmed that two people were killed by the fire. They say:

Firefighters attended a fire at a row of eight garages on Malyons Road in Ladywell, this morning.

One man left before the arrival of the Brigade and was treated for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service, before being taken to hospital. Sadly two other people were pronounced dead at the scene.

Most of the garage was damaged in the blaze and a gas cylinder that was inside the garage was cooled down by crews.

Firefighters from Greenwich and Lewisham fire stations attended the incident.

The Brigade was called at 0828 and the fire was quickly under control. The incident was over at 1029.

10 comments:

brockbabe said...

The scandal of hidden homelessness. Tragic

John D said...

The Council had been told that the area was being used for fly tipping and that the garages were dilapidated on numerous occasions. Only the other month there was a fire which burnt down a billboard on Ladywell Road and a fireman was injured which came from these garages. The incompetent council did nothing, they could have prevented this tragedy but just sat by and didn't act.

Anon said...

Maybe it is private land which means the Council were unable to act. I think it is a little unfair to blame them for this tragedy before we know the facts and when there is a chance it was out of their control anyway.

Jo Tilbrook said...

Regardless of who owns this land , the fact that two homeless people died is a tragedy that one of these was my relative makes it even harder to take, having said that homeless people are being failed on every level, the fact that they was able to sleep on this land was something they took as an opportunity to keep warm and dry. RIP to those poor souls who died.

Magic Geoff said...

Quite right John. I've been meaning to contact the council to see what they're going to do about those half burnt billboards and pile of rubbish. Surely it's a continuing fire-hazard, not to mention a bloody eye-sore on a newly renovated high street.

Gina gray said...

Why why why,the two people that died were human beings and some ones family my cousin to be exact,nobody deserves to die this way so people need to think before they make nasty comments. RIP our darling Nikki XXX

Woman of Brockley said...

I'm very sorry for your losses, Gina, Jo and Georgia. I haven't seen any nasty comments here about this tragic event, and long may that continue.

Christian Mitchell said...

Well said Gina.
I knew Nikki from when we were about 8 years old. I hadn't heard from her for a long time for obvious reasons. But she didn't deserve to go like that.
love you Nikki
Chrissie xxx

Anon said...

Who has made nasty comments? I can't see anything on here.

Brockley Nick said...

No one here, perhaps elsewhere.

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