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Firefighters have issued a warning to smokers after a fire in High Road, Leytonstone on Sunday evening (13 August).
Two fire engines and 10 firefighters and officers were called to the fire in a first floor flat.
The flat was slightly damaged by the blaze.
The Brigade’s fire investigators believe the cause of the fire was the unsafe disposal of smoking materials.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “If you're a smoker 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, but also cost you your life.”
• Make sure you have smoke alarms fitted in every room you regularly use in your home including in the hallways.
• Never smoke in bed.
• Always ensure you stub out cigarettes properly and dispose of them carefully.
• Keep matches and lighters out of children's reach.
• Never leave lit cigarettes or cigars unattended.
• Empty ashtrays carefully, ensuring all smoking materials are stubbed out and cold.
• If you must smoke, do it outdoors.
The Brigade was called at 1915 and the fire was under control at 1937. Fire crews from Leytonstone and Stratford fire stations attended.