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Last updated: 23/01/2018, 8:24 AM

Candle safety advice issued after Ladbroke Grove flat fire

31/08/2016 11:28
Kensington and Chelsea
House or flat fire

Firefighters have issued candle safety advice after five people were led to safety after a fire at a flat in Bassett Road, Ladbroke Grove.

Part of a flat on the second floor of the building was damaged by fire.

A woman and four children were led to safety by firefighters. A further woman left the property before the Brigade arrived. There were no reports of any injuries.

The fire is believed to have been caused by a tea light candle left unattended.

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: "Candles are one of the most common causes of fire. It’s really important that you never leave a candle unattended and keep them away from curtains and anything else that can easily catch fire.”

Top candle safety tips

  • Keep candles/tea lights away from curtains, furniture and anything else that can catch fire. Keep loose clothing and hair away from candles/tea lights when they are lit.
  • Always place your candles/tea lights in a suitable fire resistant candleholder
  • Make sure the candleholder holds the candle/tea light firmly and is on a flat and stable surface to stop it falling over.

The Brigade was called at 1128 and the fire was under control at 1216. Two fire engines from North Kensington Fire Station attended the scene.