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Last updated: 02/01/2019, 10:46 AM

Maisonette fire – Queen’s Park

01/01/2019 16:01
Brent
House or flat fire

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a maisonette on Herries Street, Queen’s Park.

Part of a second and third floor maisonette was damaged by fire. Two people left the building before the arrival of the Brigade. They were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

The Brigade's 999 Control Officers took 18 calls to the fire.

The Brigade was called at 1601 and the fire was under control at 1810. Fire crews from Paddington, West Hampstead, and North Kensington fire stations attended the scene.

The fire is believed to have been caused by a candle igniting materials.

Top candle safety tips

  • Keep candles/tea lights away from curtains, furniture and anything else that can catch fire.
  • Keep loose clothing and hair away from candles/tea lights when they are lit.
  • Always place your candles/tea lights in a suitable fire resistant candleholder.
  • Make sure the candleholder holds the candle/tea light firmly and is on a flat and stable surface to stop it falling over.
  • Make sure you put out any candles, incense and oil burners when you leave the room and especially before bed.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.