Last updated: 24/09/2018, 9:43 AM

Pub basement fire – Hither Green

22/09/2018 02:29
Fire at commercial property

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a pub fire on Staplehurst Road, Hither Green in the early hours of this morning.

Part of the basement was damaged by fire.

There was a fire alarm system fitted throughout the building and it raised the alarm. Fifteen people left the accommodation areas on the first and second floor before the Brigade arrived.

The cause of the fire is believed to be the failure of a lithium ion battery pack.

The Brigade was called at 0229 and the fire was under control by 0331. Fire crews from Lewisham, Lee Green, Greenwich and Forest Hill fire stations were at the scene.