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A fire that broke out in a house in Catford is believed to be caused by an overturned electrical heater set fire to some nearby bedding.
Eight people left the property, in Catford Hill, before firefighters arrived.
Around half of the ground floor and part of the first floor was damaged by fire.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said:
“This incident is a timely reminder that portable electric heaters can be very dangerous and should never be left unattended. It’s also really important to ensure they are placed well away from clothes, duvets and other items that can catch fire if they get too close.”
The Brigade was called at 1354 and the fire was under control by 1459. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Forest Hill, Lewisham, Greenwich and Lee Green fire stations attended the incident.