Aww… Firefighter lifts elderly lady out of flood hit area

Credit: London Fire. 

Firefighters were called to a burst water main on Victoria Street in Westminster yesterday evening (Saturday 6 June).

Crew manager Jamal Stern, who was at the scene said:

“The burst main flooded an area between Artillery Row and Palace Street and our crews made the area safe and used sandbags to help prevent the water from entering a cinema and neighbouring restaurant. We also made sure that, as they left the cinema, that people were escorted across the flooded roadway to safety.”

A passer-by Susie Stringfellow told us what see saw:

“The firefighters that attended were brilliant, very helpful and professional. One firefighter was especially helpful and carried two ladies from the cinema. They said they’d watched an amazing film but this was definitely the highlight of their evening.”

The Brigade was called at 1811 and crews left the scene at around 2130. Two fire engines and around ten firefighters from Lambeth fire station attended the incident.