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Firefighters have issued a safety warning after a candle is believed to have caused a fire at a maisonette in Beale Road, Bow.
Part of a five-roomed maisonette on the second and third floor was damaged by the fire. One woman was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service crews.
The Brigade’s fire investigators believe the fire was caused by a candle.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Candles are one of the most common causes of fire.
“This incident is a timely reminder about the importance of taking care when using candles.
“It’s really important you never leave them unattended and keep them away from curtains and anything else which can easily catch fire.”
The Brigade was called at 1327 and the fire was under control at 1439. Fire crews from Bethnal Green, Homerton, Shadwell and Stratford fire stations attended the scene.