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Firefighters are issuing a candle safety reminder after a candle left unattended is believed to be the cause of a fire at a flat on Watling Gardens in Kilburn.
Around six fire engines and 40 firefighters tackled a fire in a five-roomed flat on the fourth floor. Part of a kitchen was damaged by fire and the remainder of the flat suffered smoke and heat damage. .
Thirty people left the building before the arrival of the Brigade. There were no reports of any injuries.
Fire investigators believe a candle left unattended in a kitchen to be the cause of the fire.
A London Fire Brigade Spokesperson said: “Candles are one of the most common causes of fire.
“It’s really important that you never leave a candle unattended and keep them away from anything else that can easily catch fire.”
The Brigade was called at 1722 and the fire was under control by 1830. Fire crews from West Hampstead, Willesden, Paddington and North Kensington fire stations attended the incident.