Firefighters have issued a smoking safety reminder after a fire at a car repair shop on Hither Green Lane in Hither Green.
Part of the ground floor garage roof was damaged by the fire. There were no reports of any injuries.
The Brigade’s fire investigation team believe the fire was accidental and was caused by discarded smoking materials.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “If you smoke it is vitally important you stub it right out, preferably in an ashtray.
"Always ensure your cigarette is completely out when you’ve finished smoking it. If you don’t, you risk causing a fire as you don’t know what it may land on which could potentially start a fire."
Safety advice for smokers:
The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took 16 calls to the fire.
The Brigade was called at 1923 and the fire was under control by 2021. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Lee Green, Forest Hill, Deptford and New Cross fire stations attended the scene.