Cookies on the London Fire Brigade website

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. To find out more or to learn how to change your computer settings on our cookies page.

Last updated: 26/11/2018, 11:27 AM

West Kensington – fire in Victorian town house

19/01/2015 13:04
Kensington and Chelsea
House or flat fire

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a Victorian town house on Edith Road in West Kensington, W14 this afternoon.

The fire badly damaged the second floor and loft conversion of the three storey house, as well as part of the neighbouring property's loft conversion.

A woman who was cleaning at the property escaped the house before the arrival of the Brigade after being alerted by the smoke alarm. She was treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service for slight smoke inhalation. Another woman and a baby escaped from the property next door before firefighters arrived and they were also treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The Brigade was called at 1304 and the fire was under control at 1534. Fire crews from Kensington, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Chiswick, Soho, Paddington and Battersea fire stations are attending the incident.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage and crews will remain at the scene for some time damping down the fire.