Fire fighters at the scene in Wimbledon. Picture: London Fire Brigade
August 23, 2023
Six fire engines and around forty firefighters were called to a fire in Wimbledon this Tuesday morning (22 August).
The Fire Brigade received the first call about the blaze in a flat on the top floor of a four-storey block on The Downs at 11.23am.
Twenty-seven people were evacuated from the building with no reports of any injuries.
The flat was badly damaged, but the fire was under control within an hour with crews from Wimbledon, New Malden, Wandsworth, Mitcham and surrounding fire stations attending.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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