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A careless discarded cigarette is believed to be the cause of a fire in a purpose built block of flats on Parkhurst Road in Islington last night.
There was no one in the flat at the time of the fire but smoke alarms within the property alerted neighbours who called the Brigade. The fire was contained to the flat on the first floor.
Kentish Town Watch Manager Matthew Gregory said:
“The front door of the flat was a fire door and contained the fire within. It appears that the fire had been smouldering for sometime before we were called but thankfully the smoke alarm alerted neighbours who called the Brigade. There was heavy smoke logging in the flat and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus quickly brought the fire under control. There were no injuries.
“The cause of the fire is believed to the careless disposal of a cigarette.”
The Brigade was called at 2224 and the fire was under control by 2308. Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers from Kentish Town, Euston and Stoke Newington fire stations were at the scene.