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Last updated: 09/10/2018, 2:23 PM

Firefighters warn against tackling fires after man is injured in Thornton Heath blaze

28/09/2015 20:36
Croydon
House or flat fire

Firefighters are reminding people never to try to tackle a fire themselves after a man was injured in a fire at a house on Penrith Road in Thornton Heath, last night.

Four people left the property before the arrival of the Brigade, but prior to leaving the house two of the occupants attempted to tackle the blaze themselves.

One man was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service, suffering from minor burns and smoke inhalation.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “It is vital that you never try and tackle a fire yourself, as they can cause injuries as seen in this incident. Stay well away from the fire and always get out, stay out and call 999 right away.”

Half of the first floor kitchen was damaged by fire.

Two fire engines from Norbury fire station attended the incident.

The Brigade was called at 2036 and the fire was under control at 2133. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.