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Firefighters have issued a smoking safety reminder after a fire at a a flat above a shop in Stroud Green Road in Islington.
A two-roomed flat on the second floor was destroyed by the fire. There were no reports of any injuries.
The Brigade's fire investigators believe the fire was caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials, such as a cigarette or match, igniting textiles on the bed.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "We would rather people didn’t smoke at all but if they do, vaping is a safer option.
"If you do choose to smoke cigarettes, it is absolutely vital you ensure your cigarette is completely out when you’ve finished smoking it.
"If you don’t, you risk causing a fire which could not only destroy your home, but also cost you your life."
The Brigade was called at 1546 and the fire was under control at 1629. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Holloway, Kentish Town and Hornsey fire stations attended the scene.