Firefighters were called to a fire near the top of a tower block on Mason’s Hill in Bromley last night.
The fire broke out in a communal kitchen on the ninth floor of the purpose-built block of ten floors.
Thirty-eight people left the premises before the Brigade arrived. The kitchen was slightly damaged by fire, but fortunately no one was injured.
The Brigade believes that the fire was caused by a fault in an extractor hood above a cooker. It’s thought an occupant who was cooking in the kitchen made several attempts to put the fire out before calling the Brigade. People who discover a fire are advised to dial 999 immediately and should not attempt to tackle it themselves.
Around 14 firefighters and officers from Bromley and Orpington Fire Stations attended the fire.
The Brigade was called at 2007 and the fire was brought under control at 2036