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Last updated: 23/01/2018, 2:13 PM

Brigade issues cooking warning after flat fire in Lewisham

17/05/2017 20:57
Lewisham
House or flat fire

Firefighters are warning people not to leave their cooking unattended following a flat fire on Conington Road in Lewisham last night.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers dealt with the blaze.

Part of a flat in a six storey block was damaged by the fire. There was nobody in the flat at the time of the fire, and thankfully there were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental, due to a cooker hob left on. There was a smoke alarm in the property that sounded, alerting the neighbours to call the Brigade.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “You should never leave cooking unattended – if you have to leave the room or the house, make sure to turn the heat off.”

“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 2057 and the fire was under control by 2141. Fire crews from Greenwich, Lewisham, Deptford and New Cross fire stations attended the scene.