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Firefighters have issued a smoke alarm reminder after a fire at a house on Waltham Road in Carshalton.
Most of the first floor of a mid-terraced house was damaged by fire. Part of the gutter of a neighbouring property was also damaged by fire. One woman was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation and taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews as a precaution.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “There were no working smoke alarms in the property. We urge people to have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and to test them regularly. Smoke alarms will give the earliest possible warning if a fire breaks out in your home.”
The Brigade was called at 2007 and the fire was under control by 2118. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Mitcham and Sutton fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.