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Two fire engines and 10 firefighters dealt with a fire in a flat on Upton Lane in Forest Gate, yesterday morning.
The bedroom of a first floor flat was completely damaged by the fire. The blaze also damaged part of the hallway and there was smoke damage throughout the three storey building.
The alarm was raised by a shop keeper, who noticed the smoke coming from the window of the flat above the shop. Five people left before the arrival of the Brigade, and thankfully no one was injured.
There were no smoke alarms fitted in the property. A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said:
"Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your 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 0934 and the fire was under control by 1025. Fire crews from Stratford and Leytonstone fire stations attended the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.