Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a fire at a house on Northway in Wallington this morning. The fire started in the kitchen and is believed to be accidental.
Watch Manager Stephen-remell Coleman, who was at the scene said:
“Thankfully there was no one in the house at the time of the fire. We were called by neighbours who saw smoke pouring out of the house. There were no smoke alarms in the property. Had there been the neighbours might have heard the alarms and called us sooner.
We fitted smoke alarms in the property and I advise everyone to make sure they have a working smoke alarm in their home.”
Part of the kitchen was damaged by the fire and there was smoke throughout the property.
The Brigade was called at 1005 and the fire was under control at 1031. Firefighters from Purley, Wallington and Croydon fire stations attended the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.