Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in the sub basement of a four storey house on Earls Terrace in Kensington this morning.
The fire was contained to a swimming pool motor room and the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.
Kensington Fire Station Crew Manager Scott Magdalani said:
“Firefighters worked hard to contain the fire to the motor room. Thankfully no one was in at the time but a cat found breathing apparatus crews in the sub basement and the cat was brought to safety. We don’t know the age or sex of the cat but it was unhurt and taken in by a neighbour as the owners were away.
“There was working smoke alarms in the property that were sounding when firefighters arrived. Everyone should have at least one working smoke alarm on every level of their home. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home.”
The Brigade was called at 0605 and the fire was under control by 0814. Firefighters from Kensington, Hammersmith, Fulham, Paddington and Chelsea fire stations were at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.