Flat fire in Bexley High Street caused by cigarette

PUBLISHED: 18:38 20 August 2013 | UPDATED: 18:52 20 August 2013

Ten firefighters were called to a flat fire in Bexley High Street this afternoon at about 2.30pm.

The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes after it was quickly spotted by a passerby.

Two fire engines were sent to the scene and it is believed the fire was started by a cigarette.

Watch manager Graham Uttley said: “People should be careful with their cigarettes and smoking materials. We fit smoke alarms free of charge and you can arrange this on the London Fire Brigade website.”

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