‘Don’t be a hero’ – fire chiefs warning after Canonbury flat fire
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Fire chiefs have warned people not to try and be a hero after three flatmates tried to tackle a blaze in their Canonbury home.
A man woke on Monday night to see flames at the end of his bed, before a smoke alarm went off and he told his flatmates about the fire.
They tried to put it out themselves and the brigade was called by a neighbour.
When they failed to extinguish the fire they left the flat.
Watch manager Mel Anderson said: “Crews worked really hard to bring the fire under control quickly and they contained the fire to the room of origin.
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“It is vitally important you do not attempt to tackle fires yourselves. Leave it to professionals. As soon as you become aware of a fire in your home, get out, stay out and call 999.”
All three people from the flat were treated by medics for smoke inhalation and one was taken to hospital.
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The brigade was called just after 11.30pm and the fire was under control by 1.05pm. Four engines and 25 firefighters attended.