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Burst water main floods homes and streets in Euston

Rescue units from London Fire Briagde on the scene

08 June, 2019

AROUND 80 firefighters tackled a burst main near Euston Station on Saturday, with six residents rescued by water rescue crews.

Twenty-one properties were affected by flooding, ranging from half a metre to three metres deep. Thirty-four more residents were led to safety by firefighters.

Crews worked to pump water away from the affected properties.

The London Fire Brigade said it had a range of equipment which can be used to help rescue people trapped by flood water, pump water away and protect properties. Some of the units are equipped with water rescue equipment such as inflatable rescue boats.

The Brigade was called at 0611 and the incident was over for firefighters by 1158. Fire crews from Soho, Islington, Kentish Town, Paddington and surrounding fire stations attended the incident.

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