The first and second floors of a block of flats on Pilgrims Lane in Hampstead were partly damaged by a fire yesterday evening.
The residents were out when the fire started and smoke alarms alerted the other occupants of the building. Six people from the neighbouring flats evacuated before the Brigade arrived and no one was injured.
Watch Manager Russell Darnborough who was at the fire said:
“There was a lot of smoke when we arrived and discovered the fire was burning behind walls, under floors and along ceiling joists. Fire crews had to tear down the ceilings to access the fire and put it out.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation but is thought to be an electrical fault.
Four fire engines and around 21 firefighters and officers from West Hampstead and Kentish Town fire stations attended the incident.
The Brigade was called at 2229 and the fire was under control at 2346.