Firefighters used a ladder to rescue a man from his flat in Dartmouth Park last night after smouldering oven gloves caused a fire in his third floor home.
The fire damaged part of the five roomed property on Ingestre Road but crews managed to contain the blaze to the flat.
Crew Manager Jason Harvey said: “The man had disposed of some oven gloves that had caught fire on his hob. He thought he'd extinguished them but it looks like the gloves were still smouldering and caught alight when he put them in his rubbish bin which contained paper and other flammable material. If you are disposing of things that have been smouldering or were alight make sure they are totally extinguished. Get rid of them carefully and don’t put them in the bin. It’s best to soak them in a separate container and keep them outside if possible. It's also crucial that you keep objects, like oven gloves, that can easily catch fire well away from the hob when you're cooking."
The Brigade was called at 2148 and the fire was under control by 2233. Fire crews from Kentish Town, Belsize and Holloway fire stations attended the incident.