Firefighters rush to Hackney flat blaze
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Firefighters are investigating a fire that broke out in a flat in Lower Clapton.
The London Fire Brigade’s 999 control officers took 25 calls to the fire, which had engulfed part of a second-floor flat in Charterhouse Road on July 15.
Forty firefighters attended - from Stoke Newington, Islington, Holloway and Homerton fire stations - and got the fire under control by just after 2pm.
The five-roomed second-floor flat was destroyed, alongside damage to part of a third-floor flat and half of the roof.
Eight people left the building before the Brigade arrived, and noone was injured.
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A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Thankfully, smoke alarms fitted inside the property were able to give the earliest possible warning to the fire, providing time to escape.
“As a minimum you should have smoke alarms on every floor - in the hallways and the rooms you use the most, plus a heat alarm in the kitchen.”
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The cause of the fire is being investigated.