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Firefighters have issued a smoking safety reminder after a fire at a flat on Ingrave Street in Battersea this afternoon (Saturday, 19 August).
The fire damaged around half of a fourth floor flat in the eight storey block. There were no reports of any injuries.
The cause of the fire is believed to be due to 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.”
The Brigade was called at 1623 and the fire was under control at 1654. Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers from from Battersea, Clapham, Fulham, Wandsworth, Paddington, Tooting and Lambeth fire stations attended the incident.