Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a pub with flats above on Camden Road, Camden on Saturday evening.
Smoke was noted in the pub's kitchen area by a member of staff and a developing fire was then discovered on the outside of a timber framed window. The fire damaged part of the pub’s kitchen and part of a second floor flat roof. Around 77 people left the building before the Brigade arrived.
The Brigade was called at 1952 and the fire was under control by 2133. Crews from Kentish Town, Euston and Holloway fire stations attended the incident. The fire is believed to have been caused by discarded smoking materials.
Reminding smokers to take extra care a London Fire Brigade spokesperson said:
“It’s absolutely vital you ensure your cigarette is completely out when you’ve finished smoking it. If you don’t, you risk causing a fire which could not only destroy your home or business, but also cost you your life.”