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Last updated: 18/07/2018, 11:12 AM

Roof garden fire - Fulham

18/07/2018 06:32
Hammersmith and Fulham
House or flat fire

A discarded cigarette in a garden planter is believed to be the cause of a roof garden fire at a sheltered accommodation block of flats in Townmead Road, Fulham. 

A domestic vegetation planter on the roof garden was destroyed by fire. 

Around 15 people from neighbouring properties left before the arrival of the Brigade. The residents of the sheltered accommodation block remained in their unaffected flats. 

Safety advice for smokers:

  • Make sure you have smoke alarms fitted in every room you regularly use in your home including in the hallways.
  • Never smoke in bed.
  • Always ensure you stub out cigarettes properly and dispose of them carefully.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of children's reach.
  • Never leave lit cigarettes or cigars unattended.
  • Empty ashtrays carefully, ensuring all smoking materials are stubbed out and cold.
  • If you must smoke, do it outdoors.

The Brigade was called at 0632 and the fire was under control at 0750. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Fulham, Chelsea, Wandsworth, and Battersea fire stations attended the scene.