Firefighters have issued warning about to smokers after the unsafe disposal of smoking materials such as a cigarettes or matches caused a fire in Murray Square, Canning Town in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Thankfully one of the house’s occupants heard a noise, discovered a fire on the ground floor and called the Brigade.
One man was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.
A small section of the ground floor in two adjacent houses were damaged in the fire.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said:
“Incidents like this show how important it is to ensure that you always carefully dispose of cigarettes, matches and other smoking materials. Cigarettes that are accidently dropped or left to smoulder and can cause serious fires.”
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers from Plaistow, Poplar, East Ham and Barking fire stations attended the scene.
The Brigade was called at 0332 and the fire was under control at 0544.
The cause of the fire is believed to have been the unsafe disposal of smoking materials such as cigarettes or matches.