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Thamesmead fire brings brigade cigarette warning

12:44 20 September 2012

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A lit cigarette is thought to be the cause of a serious maisonette fire in Thamesmead.

Fire chiefs think it was accidentally thrown down from the flat above the property in Coralline Walk on Tuesday (September 18).

Four engines and 20 firefighters from Erith and Plumstead stations attended the scene at around 9.30pm, taking an hour to put out the blaze.

Six people escaped before the brigade arrived and no one was injured.

Watch manager Stewart Button said: “It is so important to fully extinguish your cigarettes and dispose of them safely. It is very lucky no one was injured.”

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