Four people escaped from a house on fire in Wembley Park after the first floor went up in flames London Fire Brigade have revealed.
Firefighters issued a reminder about the importance of smoke alarms following the blaze that happened on Salmon Street, Wembley Park.
Station Officer Tony Aston-O’Donovan, who was at the scene, said: “Crews arrived to find a fully developed fire on the first floor of the building.
“They quickly gained access and firefighters worked hard to bring the fire under control.
“There were smoke alarms in the property but they weren’t working and the occupants awoke to find smoke inside.
“Fortunately, they were able to get out immediately and call 999 but they were incredibly lucky.
“This is a reminder of the importance of having working smoke alarms in your home. They give the earliest possible warning to fire, providing time to escape.
“You should have smoke alarms in every room where a fire could start, plus a heat alarm in the kitchen.”
Thankfully, nobody was injured in the fire.
London Fire Brigade said four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Wembley and Hendon fire stations were at the scene.
The added that the cause of the fire is under investigation.