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Last updated: 22/01/2018, 3:53 PM

Greenwich – communal attic fire

04/01/2017 23:32
Greenwich
House or flat fire

Firefighters are urging people to make buying smoke alarms a new years resolution after they tackled a flat fire in Greenwich without any life saving detectors last night.

The residents of a second floor flat on Point Close smelt smoke and found that their communal attic was alight. When fire crews arrived they led a man and a woman and two infants to safety. Thankfully there were no injuries.

The fire damaged a small part of the loft and the second floor flat.

A Brigade spokesperson said: “There were no working smoke alarms in the property so firefighters fitted them for the family.

"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 2332 and the fire was under control by 0117. Fire crews from Greenwich, Lewisham, Deptford and New Cross fire stations attended the incident. The cause of the fire is believed to be an electrical fault in an extractor fan.