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Firefighters have issued a candle safety warning after a fire at a block of flats on Raglan Street in Kentish Town this morning.
A small part of a four roomed flat on the 11th floor of a 12 storey block of flats was damaged by fire. The Brigade’s fire investigators believe the fire was caused by a candle left unattended.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Candles are one of the most common causes of fire. It’s really important that you never leave a candle unattended and keep them away from curtains and anything else that can easily catch fire.”
Two people left the flat before the Brigade arrived and fortunately there were no injuries.
The Brigade was called at 0138 and the fire was under control by 0252. Five fire engines and around 25 firefighters and officers from Kentish Town, Euston, Islington and Soho fire stations were at the scene.