Small fire at Harold Hill homeless hostel

Firefighters were called to a blaze at a homeless hostel today.

Crews from Harold Hill Fire Station attended the incident in Abercrombie Hostel in Bridgewater Road, Harold Hill at 6 am on Tuesday September 13.

The fire in the electric heater had already been put out by the staff and all the residents had already evacuated the building before firefighters arrived.

A spokesman for Harold Hill Fire Station said: “It was a very small fire in the electric heater.

“Everyone in the hostel followed the correct procedure in that when they heard the smoke alarm they evacuated the building.

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“The incident is a reminder of how important smoke alarms are.”

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