Four people escaped after a fire broke out in a flat on Hyde Park Square in Paddington in the early hours of this morning.
The fire broke out in a third floor flat and four neighbours living in flats above and on the ground floor noticed the fire when their smoke alarm went off.
Watch Manager Matt Manning from Paddington fire station was at the scene and said:
“Luckily all the flats had smoke alarms which alerted the two neighbours living on the ground floor and another two living in one of the flats above."
“They did exactly the right thing by getting out as soon as they were aware of the fire and they called the Brigade”.
“It is absolutely necessary that every one has a working smoke alarm in their home as it can save your life in case you have a fire”.
Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to the fire at 0427 and the fire was under control by 0539.
The fire damaged part of the third floor flat.
Fire crews from Kensington, Paddington and Knightsbridge fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is now under investigation.