The Kings Cross fire -- LFB control room

an image of the LFB control room during the Kings Cross fire of 1987


Part of an LFB control room, around the time of the devastating fire which broke out on 18 November 1987 at approximately 19:30 at King's Cross underground station, London. The fire started on a wooden escalator serving the Piccadilly Line. As the first members of the London Fire Brigade were investigating, the fire suddenly flashed over, filling the underground ticket office with heat and smoke. 31 people were killed. At a public enquiry, London Underground faced criticism regarding their attitude to underground fires, which led to the introduction of new fire safety regulations. 1987

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