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Fire Brigade: Improperly disposed cigarette caused Leyton flat fire

Two people left the three storey building on Lea Bridge Road before the fire brigade’s arrival on Sunday morning

Inset image credit: Monica Olteanu via Canva

Firefighters have issued a reminder of their smoking safety advice following a fire yesterday morning at a mid-terraced house on Lea Bridge Road in Leyton. 

Part of a three roomed flat on the ground floor was damaged by the fire. Two people left the three storey building before the London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) arrival. 

An LFB spokesperson said: “The fire is believed to have been accidental and caused by the unsafe disposal of smoking materials. The LFB was called at 6.49am and the incident was over for firefighters at 7.26am. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters from Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone fire stations attended the scene.

The spokesperson continued: “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.

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

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