Last updated: 01/08/2019, 3:20 PM

House fire - Woolwich

03/07/2019 18:53
House or flat fire

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a house fire on Lamport Close in Woolwich.

Part of the roof soffit and fascia of the semi detached house was damaged by the fire, which was caused by garden waste being burned near to the house. 

The Brigade was called at 1853 and the fire was under control by 1954. Fire crews from Plumstead and East Greenwich attended the scene. 

Bonfires can be a fire risk, so we'd always recommend looking for alternative ways to get rid of your waste, but if you do have a bonfire, make sure you follow our safety tips.

Bonfire safety tips

  • Build your bonfire well clear of buildings, garden sheds, fences and hedges
  • Never use flammable liquids to start a bonfire and never burn dangerous items such as aerosol cans, paint tins, foam furniture or batteries
  • Always keep a bucket of water or a hosepipe nearby in case of fire
  • Don’t leave bonfires unattended. An adult should supervise it until it has burnt out. If it has to be left, damp it down with plenty of water
  • Check the area to make sure there's no wildlife or pets hiding nearby

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