Cause of Penge kitchen fire is still unknown
PUBLISHED: 19:17 18 February 2014 | UPDATED: 09:20 19 February 2014
Firefighters were called to a house fire in Southey Street, Penge, on Tuesday afternoon after a kitchen caught alight.
Two engines arrived at the scene at 1pm and although the blaze was safely dealt with the cause is still unknown, according to a fire crew which attended the scene.
A spokesman said: “It was not the worst kitchen fire I have seen but the kitchen has gone - most fires will do that. There was a lot of smoke.”
The two crews - one from Bromley and another from Beckenham - took half an hour to tackle the fire.
More than a third of the ground floor of the terraced house has been damaged as a result of the fire.
The spokesman also added: “The neighbours were fantastic - it was nice to see a bit of concern.
“They were there for the other residents, offering refreshments.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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