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Two residents had a lucky escape last night after a fire broke out in a bungalow on Nelson Lane in Uxbridge last night (26 November 2017).
The two men left the property before the Brigade arrived. Both were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service suffering from smoke inhalation.
Half of the ground floor and part of the roof was damaged by the fire.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “It appears that batteries had been removed from smoke alarms inside the property. Making sure you have working smoke alarms is vital to give an early warning if a fire occurs.
“Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home.
“Smoke alarms should be fitted in rooms where you leave electrical equipment running like satellite boxes, computers or heaters; any room where you smoke, and anywhere you charge your mobile or laptop.
“It is vital that people regularly test their smoke alarms at least once a month.”
Two fire engines and 10 firefighters and officers attended the fire from Hillingdon fire station. The Brigade was called at 2309 and the incident was under control by 0023.