Two treated for smoke inhalation after Forest Gate kitchen fire
PUBLISHED: 13:03 04 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:03 04 December 2017
More than a dozen firefighters tackled a flat fire believed to have been caused by a cooking pan left unattended.
Three fire engines and 15 firefighters battled a blaze in a Studley Road, Forest Gate, for nearly two hours early on Saturday morning.
A smoke alarm alerted a resident in the first floor flat of the converted terrace house to flames coming from the premises below.
The neighbour then called the London Fire Brigade, who treated two men at the scene for smoke inhalation.
Both men had left the building before firefighters arrived, LFB said.
“This was a small kitchen fire in the kitchen of a ground floor flat,” said a LFB spokesman.
“Fortunately a smoke alarm alerted the occupant of the neighbouring first floor flat to the fire.”
They added: “This incident also shows how important it is to never leave cooking unattended – if you have to leave the room or the property, turn the heat off before you do.”