Last updated: 01/08/2019, 3:22 PM

Flat fire - Enfield

10/07/2019 11:08
House or flat fire

Firefighters have issued a safety reminder after matches are believed to have been the cause of a flat fire on Cavell Drive in Enfield. 

Around half of a ground floor flat was damaged by fire.

One woman left the flat before the arrival of the Brigade and was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service crews. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus assisted a man from a second floor flat as a precaution.

The Brigade's fire investigation team believe the fire was accidental and was caused by the unsafe disposal of matches which set light to bedding or items on the bed.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "Incidents like this show how important it is to ensure that you always carefully dispose of cigarettes, matches and other smoking materials. Cigarettes and matches that are accidentally dropped or left to smoulder can cause serious fires.”

The Brigade was called at 1108 and the fire was under control at 1218. Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters from Edmonton, Enfield, Southgate and Hornsey fire stations attended the scene.