"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

April 26, 2007

KINGS CROSS VIDEO

FIRE AT UNDERGROUND STATION
Nov. 18, 1987

"MAKE PUMPS THIRTY... AT LEAST 50 PERSONS BELIEVED INVOLVED BA CREWS STILL SEARCHING" - Radio message sent to Fire Brigade control room from King's Cross

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On Nov. 18, 1987, a flash fire engulfed an old wooden escalator at the King's Cross underground station. Thirty one people perished in that disaster including a firefighter - Colin Townsley, station officer from the Soho Fire Station in central London.

SEE ALSO - FIRE JOURNAL REPORT:

http://londonfirejournal.blogspot.com/2005/07/kings-cross-fire-1987.html