Men fight fire in East Ham flat

A report on the brigades budget for 2016/17 will be discussed following a public consultation

A report on the brigades budget for 2016/17 will be discussed following a public consultation - Credit: Archant

Two men tried to extinguish a fire that broke out in a flat in East Ham yesterday evening.

They were in the Keppel Road property, which is above a shop, with two women and a child when the fire broke out in a bedroom at around 8.45pm.

The women and child left, but the two men remained and tried to extinguish the fire using a bucket of water.

Two fire engines attended the scene and had it under control by 9pm.

All five residents were treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service and a small area of the bedroom was damaged in the fire.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “It’s only natural to want to protect possessions but the bottom line is, when a fire starts in your home never try to tackle it yourself.

“Your priority is to get out, stay out and call 999.”

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The fire is believed to have been caused by candles that had been left unattended.

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