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Last updated: 01/08/2019, 3:39 PM

Fire at a care home - Walthamstow

17/03/2019 05:16
Waltham Forest
House or flat fire

Staff at a Walthamstow care home have been praised for their quick actions following a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Staff at the care home in Grove Road called 999 after the building’s fire alarm sounded and they evacuated eight residents from the property before firefighters arrived.

A first floor bedroom was destroyed by fire. There were no reports of any injuries. 

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “The quick thinking by care home staff helped residents to leave the building and directed crews to the site of the fire, which meant crews were able to stop the fire from spreading any further and residents left as early as possible."

The Brigade was called at 05:16 and the fire was under control by 06:08. Two fire engines and around 10 firefighters from Walthamstow and Leyton fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and Metropolitan Police Service.