A house in Fingal Street was damaged last night after a fire broke out
Six fire engines and 30 firefighters attended the blaze after after a call was made to the emergency services at 8pm. The occupants - two adults and one child - had already evacuated the two storey mid terrace property by the time firefighters arrived at the scene.
Paul Ryan, a Watch Manager at East Greenwich Fire Station who attended the incident, said: “Firefighters worked hard to prevent the blaze from spreading to the neighbouring properties. When the fire was out, we visited other homes in the area and checked that they had working smoke alarms. The affected property had a smoke alarm on the ground floor but not on the first floor where the fire started. It’s always best to have a working smoke alarm on each floor of your home so that alarm can be raised as soon as the fire starts.”