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A late night snack left cooking on the hob caused a flat fire on Dean Street in Soho.
Soho Watch Manager Stuart Beale: “The fire is believed to be caused by cooking left unattended. If you have to leave the room, turn the heat off before you do.
"The occupier was alerted to the fire by his smoke alarms, called 999 and left the flat. It’s incidents like these that show how important it is to have working smoke alarms and regularly test them.
“Smoke alarms give the earliest possible warning when a fire starts and we would urge everyone to make sure they have one fitted in every room where a fire can start except kitchens or bathrooms where heat alarms are more appropriate.”
Part of a third floor flat was damaged by fire. The occupier left the property before the Brigade arrived. He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews. Another man self evacuated the building, uninjured.
The Brigade was called at 0102 and the fire was under control at 0132. Fire crews from Soho fire stations attended the scene.