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Harrow Fire: Seven people including children flee building

Five fire crews including around 35 firefighters rushed to Harrow in the early hours to tackle a flat fire on Alexandra Avenue this morning.

London Fire Brigade said that part of a four-roomed flat on the second floor of a residential block was damaged by fire.

A small part of the roof was also damaged by the blaze.

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Seven people, including four children, left the building before the Brigade arrived at Alexandra Avenue and were treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

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The fire is believed to have been accidental and caused by the unsafe disposal of smoking materials.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “We’d rather you didn’t smoke at all, but if you are a smoker, it’s absolutely vital you ensure your cigarette is completely out when you’ve finished smoking it.

“If you don’t, you risk causing a fire which could not only destroy properties but also cost you your life.”

The Brigade was called at 2:27am and the fire was under control by 4:47am.

Fire crews from Northolt, Harrow, Wembley and Ruislip fire stations attended the scene.

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