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Firefighters are urging Londoners to dispose of cigarettes carefully after a fire at a flat on Charles Square in Hackney.
Two balconies on the third and fourth floors were destroyed by the blaze. An air conditioning unit on the first floor was also destroyed and half of a store room on the second floor was damaged by fire. There were no reports of any injuries.
The Brigade's 999 Control Officers took 40 calls to the fire.
The Brigade's fire investigators believe the fire was caused by the unsafe disposal of a cigarette.
Firefighters' smoking safety tips
The Brigade was called at 1108 and the fire was under control by 1209. Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters from Whitechapel, Bethnal Green, Dowgate, Islington, Euston and surrounding fire stations were at the scene.