Cigarette Thought To Have Caused Ealing Tower Block Blaze
Fire brigade issue warning to smokers following Craven Road incident
A disgarded cigarette is believed to have caused a a blaze at a tower block in Ealing on Sunday.
Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters attended including crews from Acton, Southall, Chiswick, Heston, Wembley and surrounding fire station.
The blaze is believed to have started in the roof garden on the seventh floor of the building on Craven Road at around 3.45pm. 39 people called London Fire Brigade alerting them to the fire.
An external living wall was destroyed by the fire and most of the decking on the seventh floor was damaged. Part of the seventh and eighth floor corridors were also damaged. There were no reports of any injuries. Around 60 people left the building before the Brigade arrived.
The Brigade's fire investigators believe the most likely cause of the fire is due to the unsafe disposal of smoking materials, such as a cigarette or match.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said, "We would rather people didn’t smoke at all but if they do, vaping is a safer option.
"If you do choose to smoke cigarettes, it is absolutely vital you ensure your cigarette is completely out when you’ve finished smoking it.''
August 9, 2018