Last updated: 01/08/2019, 3:25 PM

Fire at builders yard - Edmonton

07/06/2019 04:35
Fire at commercial property

Firefighters have issued a smoking safety reminder after a fire at a builders yard on Towpath Road in Edmonton.

A stack of around 30 railway sleepers and timber was damaged by the fire.

The Brigade's fire investigators believe the cause of the fire was the unsafe disposal of smoking materials.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "If you smoke, it is vitally important you ensure your cigarette is disposed of carefully by stubbing it out, preferably in an ash tray.

"If you smoke before bed, make sure your cigarette is fully out and never leave your lit cigarette unattended. As we’ve seen here, carelessly discarded cigarettes can easily start fires."

Safety advice for smokers:

  • Make sure you have smoke alarms fitted in every room you regularly use in your home including in the hallways.
  • Never smoke in bed.
  • Always ensure you stub out cigarettes properly and dispose of them carefully.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of children's reach.
  • Never leave lit cigarettes or cigars unattended.
  • Empty ashtrays carefully, ensuring all smoking materials are stubbed out and cold.
  • If you must smoke, do it outdoors.

The Brigade was called at 0435 and the fire was under control by 0542. Fire crews from Chingford, Walthamstow and Edmonton fire stations attended the scene.

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