Over 20 firefighters battle blaze in Hackney flat

Pic: Ben Sutherland/Flickr

A second floor flat was on fire on Livermere Road in Hackney. Pic: Ben Sutherland/Flickr

A fire broke out in Hackney on Monday morning, causing serious damage to a second-floor flat.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters from the London Fire Brigade attended the blaze on Livermere Road. Dramatic scenes show flames licking out from the second floor window.

Nobody was hurt – one man left the building before before the firefighters arrived.


The Brigade was called at 9.14am and the fire was under control by 10am. Fire crews from Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, Islington and Stoke Newington fire stations were at the scene. London Ambulance Service crews also attended.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The incident came just three days after another fire in Hackney, after which The Brigade issued warnings about properly extinguishing cigarettes.

Speaking of the previous fire, a spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said in a statement: “Incidents like this show how important it is to dispose of cigarettes properly. It’s absolutely vital you ensure your cigarette is completely out when you’ve finished smoking it. If you don’t, you risk causing a fire that could destroy not only your home, but also your life.”

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