Fire Buffs promote the general welfare of the fire and rescue service and protect its heritage and history. Famous Fire Buffs through the years include Edward VII, who maintained a kit at a London fire station.

"THE RESCUE" - 1855

"THE RESCUE" - 1855

April 07, 2008

BRIXTON - 15 PUMPS

APRIL 5, 2008

``Fifteen fire engines and around 75 firefighters were called to a blaze at a shop with offices above on Brixton Road,'' according to a London Fire Brigade press release. ``The fire badly damaged the ground floor and completely destroyed the building's first, second and third floors and roof.''

Photo: BBC