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Firefighters are reminding Londoners who may be hard of hearing, or know anybody that is, to book a specialist home fire safety visit following a flat fire on Laurie Road in Hanwell.
When crews arrived at the property, no one answered the door but light wispy smoke could be seen through the letter box and firefighters could smell burning. When they gained entry they found that the resident still inside the property. The woman had not heard her smoke alarm as she is hard of hearing. Thankfully the alarm that was monitored remotely by a call centre who contacted the Brigade when the alarms were activated.
In 2019 we made 80,716 HFSVs and installed 72,919 smoke alarms
Firefighters removed a fridge freezer that had smoke issuing from it to the balcony.
Later that afternoon, crews returned to the property and installed specialist alarms which vibrate and flash lights when activated by smoke.
Part of a fridge freezer in the living room was damaged by fire. There were no reports of any injuries.
The Brigade was called at 0221. Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters from Ealing, Southall, Acton and Northolt fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is believed have been caused by a faulty fridge freezer.