Westminster fire station faces the axe

Westminster fire station is facing closure despite the borough tackling some of the highest number of blazes in London.

The station in Greycoat Place, Victoria, is one of 12 across the capital to be axed to make £28.8million worth of savings over the next two years.

Up to 520 firefighters across the London Fire Brigade could lose their jobs by 2015.

Murad Qureshi, London-wide Labour assembly member at City Hall, said:

“London’s fire brigade is facing a crisis. Today we found out we will lose Westminster fire station as well as the closure of a further 11 fire stations across the whole of London, 18 fire engines and 400 fire fighters. This will reduce fire cover in London. These cuts will put safety and security of Londoners at risk.”

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