Firefighters are warning people not to leave their cooking unattended after a fire at a house on Keedonwood Road in Bromley yesterday evening.
A small part of the kitchen on the ground floor was damaged by fire. It's believed a woman left the flat and on her return opened the front door to find the property was smoke logged. After attempting to tackle the fire, she dialled 999 and was suffering from smoke inhalation and taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service.
Bromley Watch Manager Leslie Howson was at the scene said:
“Never try to tackle a fire yourself as this delays your escape from the property and can lead to injury or worse. Get out, stay out and call 999.
“The cause of the fire is believed to be cooking left unattended. If you are cooking and you have to leave the room, turn the heat off before you do.
The Brigade was called at 2019 and the fire was under control at 2115. Two fire engines and 10 firefighters from Bromley fire station attended the incident.