Three adults and two children had a lucky escape following a flat fire on Lulworth Gardens in Harrow last night.
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers dealt with the blaze in a two storey house converted into two flats. The fire badly damaged the ground floor flat which also affected the first floor.
A woman and two children in the ground floor flat escaped after hearing smoke alarm sounding. A further two women left their flat on the first floor. They all left the property before the arrival of the Brigade, sustaining no injuries.
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said:
"Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home and the safest option is have those linked together. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home."
The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental caused by incense sticks.
The Brigade was called at 2051 and the fire was under control by 2205. Fire crews from Wembley and Northolt fire stations attended the scene.