Last updated: 24/02/2020, 10:57 AM

House fire - Plaistow

22/02/2020 23:13
House or flat fire

Firefighters are reminding Londoners to take care in the kitchen after a fire at mid-terraced house converted into flats on Chadwin Road, Plaistow.

Part of a communal kitchen on the first floor was damaged by fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued two women and a child from a loft conversion. They were treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental and caused by cooking.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "Cooking is one of the most common causes of fire in the home.

“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."

Tips for safer cooking:

If you have been out drinking, are tired or are feeling unwell, don’t cook. It is always safer to order a takeaway or eat something that doesn’t require cooking

  • Never leave cooking unattended
  • Keep saucepan handles out of reach from children, pets and in a position that won’t be easily knocked over
  • Double check the cooker and hob are turned off when you have finished cooking
  • Keep ovens, hobs, cooker hoods, extractor fans and grills clean- built up fat and grease can ignite easily
  • Never fill a pan more than a third full with oil 

The Brigade were called at 2313 and the fire was under control by 0006. Three fire engines and around 15 firefighters from Plaistow, East Ham and Stratford fire stations attended the scene.


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