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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were called to a fire in a flat yesterday evening on New Cross Road in New Cross. The fire damaged about a quarter of a four roomed flat situated above a row of shops. Nobody was injured as a result of the fire.
Around 21 firefighters and officers from New Cross, Deptford, Greenwich and Old Kent Road fire stations attended the incident.
The cause of the fire is believed to be careless disposal of smoking materials.
The Brigade was called at 1715 and the fire was brought under control at 1808.