London Fire Brigade

Ilford – flat fire

20 October 2017

Firefighters tackled a fire in a house converted into flats on Green Lane in Ilford this morning.

The fire was contained to a bedroom on the first floor.

Station Manager Narinder Dail said:

“Firefighters acted quickly and managed to stop the fire spreading further than the room of origin. A working smoke alarm alerted a man and a woman to the fire and they left the property unhurt. Homes need multiple smoke alarms or you won’t be properly covered. Ideal spots for smoke alarms include rooms where you leave electrical equipment running like satellite boxes, computers or heaters; any room where you smoke, and anywhere you charge your mobile or laptop.

“As a minimum you should have smoke alarms on every floor - in the hallways and the rooms you use the most, plus a heat alarm in the kitchen. They should be tested regularly."

The Brigade was called at 1001 and the fire was under control by 1031. Firefighters from Ilford fire station were at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.