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September 22, 2023

Firefighters are blaming a candle for setting fire to a flat in Brentford this Wednesday (20 September).

The Fire Brigade received its first call about the blaze at 9:11 and three fire engines and around 15 firefighters from Chiswick and Heston fire stations were sent.

They took less than an hour to get the fire in the four-room ground floor flat under control. The flat itself was badly damaged while smoke had spread through the whole block. There were no reports of any injuries.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Candles are one of the most common causes of fire. It’s really important that you never leave a candle unattended and keep them away from anything else that can easily catch alight.”

Top candle safety tips from London Fire Brigade:

• Keep candles away from curtains, furniture and anything else that can catch fire.
• Keep loose clothing and hair away from candles when they are lit.
• Always place your candles/tea lights in a suitable fire resistant candleholder.
• Make sure the candleholder holds the candle firmly and is on a flat and stable surface to stop it falling over.


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