London firefighters issue urgent warning after Battersea hotel fire


London firefighters have issued an urgent warning after a large fire ravaged the second floor of a Battersea hotel last Saturday (August 28).

Up to 15 fire trucks were called to the Falcon Wharf hotel at 11:22 p.m. to deal with the massive blaze, which saw two people rushing to hospital and an entire room destroyed by the blaze.

Two other people were also treated on site by the London Ambulance Service.

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London firefighters have issued an urgent warning to remind people of the dangers of leaving candles unattended, as they believe the hotel fire was caused by “the dangerous use of tea lights”.

The brigade tweeted: “A large fire in a building in #Battersea was reportedly caused by tealight candles. Candles are one of the most common causes of fires and should never be left unattended. Firefighters saved two people from the fire ”

The Brigade also advised keeping candles away from curtains and furniture, placing candles on a fire-resistant candle holder, making sure candle holders are on a flat and stable serving, and ensuring that candles, incense and oil burners are extinguished before leaving a room. or bed.

Around 100 people were already outside the South London hotel by the time more than 100 firefighters arrived from Wandsworth, Clapham, Battersea, Fulham and surrounding fire stations. The fire was brought under control at 1:25 am.

Station Commander Sacha Clement, who was at the scene over the weekend, said: “The firefighters worked incredibly hard to bring the blaze under control and prevent the blaze from spreading further.

“Firefighters rescued a man from the second floor of the building via a ladder and a woman was rescued by crews wearing breathing apparatus via an internal staircase using an emergency hood.



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“The brigade’s 999 screening officers also gave vital fire survival advice to someone inside the building on how to stay safe before the firefighters arrived.”

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