Bonfire profanities

Smokey Satsuma writes:At the risk of being incendiary (...) would it be possible to make an appeal against bonfires?Brockleyites seem to be increasingly using them as a way to dispose of rubbish. One bonfire can create a huge amount of smoke, and for those of us without hermetically sealed windows and doors that leads to ...

The Brockhill Crescent Smoke Monster Mystery

David Lives in Brockhill Crescent, West Brockley, in a house that backs on to allotments. The users of those allotments light bonfires on a regular basis, and the smoke keeps flooding into his house, which he says is affecting his health, as well as forcing him to keep doors and windows closed and block his ...

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 ...

Ladywell Road fire

@BrockleyCentral big fire at disused garages on Ladywell Riad/Malyons Road. Firefighter injured by falling debris— Eleanor Thompson (@ElsKitchenLadyw) April 16, 2015

Catford Bridge Tavern owners say fire changes nothing

Solitaire, the owners of the Catford Bridge Tavern, which suffered a fire during renovation work over the weekend, have confirmed that they still intend to reopen the pub as soon as possible. In the aftermath of the blaze, they issued a statement saying:Last night, the fire brigade attended a fire at The Catford Bridge Tavern. ...

Catford Bridge Tavern burns

Plans for the Catford Bridge Tavern - a pub with a convoluted and problematic recent history - have suffered a setback as the pub caught fire this evening. Catching alight is an unfortunately common problem for Lewisham pubs. Why my train was cancelled. MT @lewishambirder: Old Copperfield pub, catford still on fire #kent_999s @LondonFire— ...

Crofton Park bus fire closes Brockley Road

Bus on fire outside my house. I slept through it but friend took a photo while in progress @BrockleyCentral— Andrew Davies (@Spiderham) August 13, 2014 Routes 122 171 172 are back to line of route following earlier diversion due to vehicle fire at Crofton Park Station.— TfL Bus Alerts (@TfLBusAlerts) August 13, 2014

Albertines clear up underway

Clear-up work has begun at Albertine's, the pub which burned down just as it was being done-up. The roof is gone and the damage was extensive, so this place is unlikely to join the Greater Brockley boozer revival any time soon.

Cannabis fire wrecks Albertines

@MPSBrockleySgt please avoid Lewisham Way due to a fire. @LondonFire on scene & dealing.— Sgt Jon Biddle (@MPSBrockleySgt) May 11, 2014A fire in a cannabis factory in the top floor of the Lewisham Way pub formerly known as Albertines has destroyed the roof of the building and led to major water damage on every ...

Three nearby fire stations close as New Cross escapes axe

Woolwich Fire Station closes shortly. 20 protesters, two security guards, two police & more in nearby van— Darryl (@darryl1974) January 9, 2014Ten fire stations across London, including nearby stations in Downham, Southwark and Woolwich have closed today. New Cross Fire Station, which was originally targeted for closure, has been spared.