Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters were called to a fire at a block of flats on Fulton Road in Wembley yesterday evening, 15 Jan.
London Fire Brigade confirmed that a small part of a first floor flat in a 21 storey building was destroyed by fire. Fire investigators found the property didn’t have working smoke alarms and the fire was most likely caused by the unsafe disposal of smoking materials.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “This incident shows just how vital it is to have working smoke alarms.
“It’s also a timely reminder for smokers to ensure your cigarette is completely out when you’ve finished smoking it.”
London Fire Brigade was called at 18:05 and the fire was under control by 20:34. Fire crews from Wembley, Park Royal and Stanmore fire stations were in attendance.