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Smoke alarm alerts resident to Fulham flat fire

22/07/2018 13:27
Hammersmith and Fulham
House or flat fire

Firefighters are reminding people about the importance of having working smoke alarms after a fire at a flat in Townmead Road in Fulham.

The occupiers of the flat were alerted to a fire in their kitchen after they heard a noise and the smoke alarm sounding.

Part of a flat on the second floor of the building was damaged by fire.

One adult and one child left the property before the arrival of the Brigade and were treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews before being taken to hospital

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “This incident shows just how important it is to have working smoke alarms fitted on every level of your home.

“Smoke alarms give the earliest possible warning when a fire starts and we would urge everyone to make sure they have one fitted in every room where there is a risk of a fire starting.”

The Brigade was called at 1327 and the fire was under control at 1421. Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters from Chelsea, Wandsworth, North Kensington and Tooting fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire was accidental and believed to have been caused by a cooker hob being accidentally turned on and causing a pan of oil to ignite.