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Battersea - flat fire

16/02/2017 17:08
House or flat fire

Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a block of flats in Gwynne Road, Battersea.

Part of a flat on the second floor of the building was damaged by fire. The alarm was raised after smoke alarms in the property sounded. This comes as the Brigade announced that the vast majority of fatal fires in London since the turn of the year had no working smoke alarms fitted in their homes.

A Brigade spokesperson said: “Thankfully there was nobody in the property at the time of the fire and no one was injured, but this incident shows the importance of having a working smoke alarm.

“Smoke alarms provide a vital early warning and buy you extra time to escape if there is a fire.

“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 Brigade was called at 1708 and the fire was under control at 1803. Fire crews from Battersea, Chelsea, Wandsworth and Lambeth fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.