The London Fire Brigade said today that a toaster that was being used to heat a tin of spaghetti was the likely cause of a serious fire in a maisonette in north London last night. Half of the maisonette on Wartlersville Road in Upper Holloway was damaged by the blaze.
Two men escaped from the blaze before the fire crews arrived on the scene.
Watch Manager Adam Barnett, who was at the scene said:
“The two men had wedged the toaster on and were cooking a tin of spaghetti on top of it. Thankfully no one was injured and we managed to prevent the fire from spreading to other homes. There were no smoke alarms in the property so I’d urge everyone to get one today. And it’s never a good idea to try and heat a tin on your toaster, as we’ve seen here, it can be really dangerous.”
The Brigade was called at 2135 and the fire was under control by 2205. Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters attended the scene from Holloway and Kentish Town fire stations.