A smoke alarm previously fitted by firefighters alerted a mother and daughter to a fire in their flat on Cazenove Road in Stamford Hill this morning. They woke up to find their television alight which allowed them to escape quickly and dial 999.
A small amount of the living room was damaged by the fire. The mother suffered slight smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.
Watch Manager Graham Beers from Stoke Newington Fire Station said:
“We had previously attended a fire in the same block a little while ago and visited a few of the neighbouring flats offering home fire safety advice and free smoke alarms where needed.
“It is great to know that a smoke alarm we fitted has given the family an early warning and they allowed them to get out quickly without serious injury. I’d urge everyone to make sure they have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home.”
The Brigade was called at 0724 and the fire was under control by 0806. Firefighters from Stoke Newington Fire Station were at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.