Two people rescued from fire at suspected cannabis factory in Amhurst Road
- Credit: Archant
Two people were rescued from a fire at a suspected cannabis factory in Amhurst Road on Sunday afternoon.
The pair – a man and a woman - were led to safety by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, who escorted them down stairs and out the door. The man was treated for smoke inhalation by medics.
Crews were called at 4.20pm and the fire was under control within an hour. Part of the ground floor hallway was damaged.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Cannabis factory fires can be very severe because of the way criminals use unsafe wiring to illegally obtain electricity in order to grow the plants.
“They’re often in top floors or lofts which means when a fire takes hold it spreads, destroying roofs and damaging neighbouring buildings.
You may also want to watch:
“Firefighters can also be exposed to risks when dealing with the fires because of bad wiring and booby traps.
“It’s important people know the key signs and inform police so that they can act swiftly.”
- 1 Hackney road closures 'will cost lives', says volunteer ambulance service
- 2 Jailed: 'Dangerous' Hackney predator found with 1,600 indecent child images
- 3 Joint Covid patrols launched to ensure lockdown rules are followed
- 4 Police appeal for help to trace wanted Dalston man
- 5 Covid-safe shared workspaces in Hackney on flexibility without formalities
- 6 'Common sense' prevails as Stamford Hill testing centre moved out of estate
- 7 Lockdown: Thirteen card players busted by police in Hackney social club
- 8 Stoke Newington School looks to raise £60K for student laptops
- 9 Homerton Hospital says 'stay home' after 'major incident' declared
- 10 Hackney gym owners fined £1,000 for breaching Covid rules