London Fire Brigade

Edmonton – house fire

09 October 2017

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers tackled a loft conversion blaze on Tudor Road in Edmonton last night.

The whole of the roof space was gutted by fire and the rest of the property was damage making it inhabitable.

Station Manager Gary Woulds said:

“The conditions were extremely hot in the loft area. The first breathing apparatus fire crew worked tremendously hard to prevent the fire spreading to the adjoining houses either side. Thankfully the house was unoccupied when the fire occurred and the fire was discovered by neighbours who called 999. Residents in neighbouring properties evacuated and there were no injuries.”

A working smoke alarm sounded but did not raise the alarm as no one heard it.

The fire is believed to be caused by the failure of a damaged laptop battery which was unplugged at the time.

The Brigade was called at 2008 and the fire was under investigation by 2221. Firefighters from Edmonton, Enfield and Tottenham fire stations were at the scene.