Around fifteen firefighters and three fire engines were called to a blaze in a maisonette on Fulham Road in the early hours of this morning.
The fire damaged around a quarter of the seven room building and a woman who left the property before the Brigade arrived suffered slight burns. She was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service.
The Brigade was called at 0157 and the fire was under control by 0320. Crews from Fulham, Hammersmith and Wimbledon attended the incident.
It is believed that the fire, which started in the bedroom, was caused by a discarded cigarette. There were no smoke alarms fitted in the maisonette. The London Fire Brigade carries out home fire safety visits and will fit a free smoke alarm where needed. To make an appointment or for more information call freephone 08000 28 44 28.