Two hurt in fire at Crystal Palace computer shop

Six fire engines were at the scene. Pic: Agnes Bel

A fire at a computer shop in Crystal Palace injured two people.

Fire crews, police and paramedics were called to Westow Hill at around 5.25am on Wednesday morning (October 18).

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers rushed to the scene at the IT Daemon Computer Repair shop on the Crystal Palace Triangle.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it took about an hour and a half to get the fire under control. Lee Sparks, station manager at Peckham Fire Station, told the Croydon Advertiser all the equipment and shop was damaged but fortunately the blaze did not spread to neighbouring properties.

He said: “The two people were out [of the building] when we got here. Both were transferred to hospital with minor injuries. “The fire was under control within the hour.

“All equipment and the shop are 100 per cent damaged but the fire was contained to the shop.”

The windows at the front of the tech store were smashed and items inside heavily charred.

The two men, who were outside the building when fire crews arrived, were treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns and were taken to hospital, the London Ambulance Service (LAS) said in a statement.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed the injuries suffered were neither life-changing or life threatening.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation

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