Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a retirement home on Rodney Road in Twickenham last night.
A small part of the ground floor common room in the two floored building was damaged by fire and is believed to have been caused by discarded smoking materials. The Brigade was alerted after a smoke alarm sounded and alerted a monitoring centre who then called the Brigade. No injuries were reported.
Reminding smokers to take extra care a London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “If you are a smoker it is vital that you take extra care and 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 2231 and the fire was under control by 2342. Fire crews from Twickenham and Heston fire stations were at the scene.