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Last updated: 23/01/2018, 10:13 AM

House fire in Belgravia

21/04/2016 07:17
Kensington and Chelsea
House or flat fire

Four people escaped a house fire on Chesham Place in Belgravia this morning after being alerted by their smoke alarm.

They left the property before the arrival of the Brigade, and thankfully nobody was injured.

A small section of ground floor of the five storey end of terraced house was damaged by the fire.

Station Manager Winston Douglas who was at the scene said: "Crews worked hard to get this fire quickly under control and to contain it to the ground floor. Thankfully there were no reported injuries as the residents were alerted to the fire by their smoke alarm.

"This fire really highlights the importance of having a working smoke alarm and testing it regularly - they can save your life. Our advice is to have a minimum of one alarm on every level of your home and the safest option is have the alarms linked together. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your property - and give you vital time to get out and call 999."

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters from Chelsea, Kensington, Fulham and Soho fire stations attended the scene.

The Brigade was called at 0717 and the fire was under control by 0852. The cause of the fire is under investigation.