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Brent residents urged to install smoke alarms in their homes following Cricklewood fire

PUBLISHED: 17:23 01 November 2013 | UPDATED: 17:23 01 November 2013

Firefighters were called to a blaze in Cricklewood today

Firefighters were called to a blaze in Cricklewood today

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The London Fire Brigade are urging residents to install smoke alarms in their homes following a fire in a house in Cricklewood without any.

No one was injured at the blaze at an address in Review Road at 1pm but part of the roof, ground and first floors were damaged.

Six fire engines from Willesden, Finchley, Wembley, Hendon and West Hampstead fire stations went to the scene with 35 firefighters and officers.

The fire was brought under control by 2.36pm.

A brigade spokesman said: “There was no smoke alarm fitted in the property, which would have provided vital early warning and extra time to escape.

“Every home should have at least one working smoke alarm and they should be tested on a weekly basis.”

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the brigade.

Firefighters across Brent will be joining a national walk-out over an on-going row over pensions.

Members of the Fire Brigade Union are striking tonight from 6.30pm to 11pm, and then again on Monday morning from 6am to 8am.

They are striking over government and London Fire Brigade (LFB) proposals to raise the age of retirement from 55 to 60.


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