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Last updated: 04/11/2019, 11:09 AM

Flat fire - Islington

01/11/2019 10:21
Islington
House or flat fire

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a flat on Jackson Road in Islington.

Part of a three-roomed flat on the first floor of a three-storey terraced building was damaged by fire. 

The Brigade was called at 1021 and the fire was under control at 1132. Fire crews from Kentish Town, Islington and Stoke Newington fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is believed to be the unsafe disposal of a cigarette.

Safety advice for smokers

  • Make sure you have smoke alarms fitted in every room you regularly use in your home including in the hallways.
  • Never smoke in bed.
  • Always ensure you stub out cigarettes properly and dispose of them carefully.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of children's reach.
  • Never leave lit cigarettes or cigars unattended.
  • Empty ashtrays carefully, ensuring all smoking materials are stubbed out and cold.
  • If you must smoke, do it outdoors.

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