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Last updated: 08/08/2019, 10:13 AM

Flat fire - Bermondsey

07/08/2019 12:38
Southwark
House or flat fire

Firefighters have issued a candle safety reminder after a fire at a flat on Thurland Road in Bermondsey.

Part of a five-roomed flat on the second floor of a four-storey block was damaged by the fire. There were no reports of any injuries.

The Brigade's fire investigation team believe the cause of the fire was a candle coming into contact with a plastic holder.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Candles, incense sticks and oil burners are one of the most common causes of fire.

"It is really important that you never leave them unattended and keep them away from anything that could catch fire such as curtains, furniture or clothes.

"If you are using them, make sure they are placed in a suitable fire resistant candleholder which won’t be knocked over, and make sure you put them out entirely when you leave the room and especially before bed.”

The Brigade was called at 1238 and the fire was under control by 1319. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Dockhead, Dowgate, Whitechapel and Shadwell fire stations were at the scene.

 

Flat fire - Bermondsey