Firefighters have issued a smoking safety reminder after a fire at a flat above a restaurant on Bedford Street in Covent Garden.
Part of a fourth floor flat in the five-storey building was damaged by fire. There were no reports of any injuries.
The Brigade’s fire investigators believe the fire was caused by the unsafe disposal of cigarettes.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “If you smoke before bed, make sure your cigarette is fully out preferably in an ashtray and never leave your lit cigarette unattended. As we’ve seen here, carelessly discarded cigarettes can easily start fires.”
The Brigade was called at 1539 and the fire as under control by 1650. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Soho, Dowgate and Lambeth fire stations attended the scene.