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Firefighters issue candle safety warning after house fire in Euston

09/06/2016 21:28
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Firefighters are issuing candle safety advice following a house fire on Clarence Gardens in Euston yesterday evening.

Two fire engines and around 10 firefighters attended the scene. The fire damaged part of a first floor bedroom in a two storey house. Four occupants left the property before the arrival of the Brigade. One woman was suffering from smoke inhalation and was treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental, due to a candle being left unattended.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson 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.”

“Thankfully there was a smoke alarm fitted in the property, which alerted the occupants of the fire. Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of their home and the safest option is to have those linked together. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home.”

The Brigade was called at 2128 and the fire was under control by 2213. Fire crews from Euston and Soho fire stations attended the scene.