Smoke alarm alerts residents to fire in their home
A mother and son escaped unhurt from a fire at their home in Wimbledon after a smoke alarm alerted them to the blaze on Friday morning.
Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers dealt with the house fire on Vineyard Hill Road in Wimbledon, which involved half of the first floor and part of the second floor.
Station Manager Charlie Hanks said: "Firefighters did a very good job of getting the fire under control and stopping it from spreading to neighbouring properties. A mother and son were in the house at the time and thankfully were alerted to the blaze by their smoke alarm and escaped unhurt.
“Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home and the safest option is have those linked together. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home."
The cause of the fire, which was under control inside 40 minutes, is under investigation. Fire crews from Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Tooting, Battersea and Mitcham fire stations attended.
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October 3, 2016