Fifth Floor Flat Fire
Do you know what you would do in case of fire?
The London Fire Brigade has urged London’s high rise residents to know their fire plan and think about what they’d do if a fire broke out in their building after a blaze in a high rise block of flats on Green Dragon Lane, Brentford Tuesday afternoon. Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers tackled the fire in a fifth floor flat.
Station Manager Adam Campbell, who was at the scene, said:
“Firefighters quickly got the fire under control and stopped it from spreading to surrounding flats. Four people from an adjacent flat left the building before fire crews arrived.
“All other residents stayed inside their flats which was much safer than attempting to escape which could have been risky due to the smoke and firefighting equipment. Living in a flat is not more dangerous than living in a house, but it’s important to know what your fire plan is and how you’d escape if a fire did break out.”
London Fire Brigade recently launched a campaign called Know the Plan designed to improve awareness of fire safety for the residents of high rise buildings and purpose built blocks, such as the one in Brentford where the fire happened, and to encourage landlords and housing providers to act on their fire safety responsibilities. To find out more visit Know The Plan
The Brigade was called at 1228. Fire crews from Kingston, Ealing, Acton, Park Royal, and Heston fire stations attended the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
April 9, 2014