Firefighters are reminding Londoners to not leave their cooking unattended after a fire at a flat on Longley Road in Tooting.
Part of a flat on the ground floor was damaged by fire. One man was treated for smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.
The Brigade’s Fire Investigation Team believe the fire was caused by unattended cooking.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Although a smoke detector was fitted in the flat and raised the alarm, we would like to remind the public to never leave cooking unattended – if you have to leave the room or the house, turn the heat off. “
The Brigade was called at 2244 and the fire was under control by 2343. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Tooting, Wimbledon and Mitcham fire stations attended the scene.