House fire on Chudleigh Road

The London Fire Brigade reports:

Nine residents evacuated from a house fire on Chudleigh Road in Brockley after their smoke alarm woke them up [this morning].

Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters attended the house which was converted into bedsits in the early hours of this morning. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen and damaged a small amount of the ground floor.

Watch Manager Nicholas Rogers said: “Nine people left the property before we arrived. Thankfully no one was injured but this incident could have been a lot worse if the smoke alarms had not woken them up. I urge everyone to have at least one smoke alarm as they give you a vital early warning if you have a fire.”

The Brigade was called at 0544 and the fire was under control by 0609. Fire crews from Forest Hill, New Cross and Lewisham fire stations attended the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.