Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a house fire on Mulberry Road in Hackney last night.
The fire is believed to have been caused by the unsafe disposal of a cigarette. The fire completely destroyed a timber extension at the rear of the property which spread to neighbouring wooden structures either side.
The fire also damaged part of the ground floor. One man left property before the Brigade arrived. He was treated by London Ambulance Service crews.
London Fire Brigade spokesperson said:
“It appears that the resident tried to tackle the fire which led to a delay in calling the Brigade. If there is a fire in your home, get out, stay out and call 999. The earlier we receive your call the quicker we can respond to your emergency.”
The Brigade was called at 2051 and the fire was under control by 2150. Fire crews from Shoreditch, Islington, Bethnal Green and Stoke Newington fire stations were at the scene.