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Last updated: 09/07/2018, 6:19 PM

Chelsea - house fire

27/09/2017 16:21
Kensington and Chelsea
House or flat fire

Firefighters have issued a safety reminder after a bedside lamp is believed to have caused a fire at a house in Shalcomb Street, Chelsea.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to the blaze.

Part of the second floor of an end of terrace house was damaged by the fire.

The fire is believed to have been caused by a bedside lamp being switched on accidentally and igniting bedding. The lamp had been placed on the bed earlier while the room was being cleaned.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "Light bulbs can get incredibly hot and set fire to combustible materials.

"It's important to keep them well away from anything that might catch fire such as books, paper, wood and fabric.

"Keep clothing, sheets and curtains well away too and always turn lights off when you leave the room."

The Brigade was called at 1621 and the fire was under control at 1658. Fire crews from Chelsea, Battersea, Kensington and Wandsworth fire stations attended the scene.