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Firefighters are urging people to take care when cooking after a fire at a house converted into flats in Wimborne Road, Tottenham.
The fire was in a microwave on the first floor and the whole building was heavily smoke-logged.
Crews rescued a man from the first floor. He was treated for smoke inhalation and shock at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.
Watch Manager Chris Haggar, who was at the scene, said: “The occupant had put his dinner in the microwave and then fallen asleep.
“This incident goes to show how important it is never to leave cooking unattended.
“There were also no working smoke alarms in the property so it was lucky there wasn’t a more serious outcome to this fire.
“Smoke alarms should be fitted in all rooms in the home and kitchens should be fitted with heat alarms.
"All alarms in the home should be tested regularly - at least once a month and when you return from holiday.”
The Brigade was called at 2032 and the fire was under control at 2055. Two fire engines from Tottenham fire station attended.
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