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Fire breaks out in Penge flat after cooking left to burn

PUBLISHED: 09:49 26 August 2016 | UPDATED: 09:49 26 August 2016

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Four fire engines were called to the scene on Thursday night

A woman has been treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in Penge on Thursday.

The blaze started after the resident of a flat in Evelina Road left some cooking unattended.

She was only aware of the fire after seeing smoke in the living room of the first-floor apartment.

Following the blaze, London Fire Brigade has issued a warning to the public.

A spokesperson for the brigade said: “You should never leave cooking unattended - if you have to leave the room or the house, turn the heat off.

“Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of their home and the safest option is to have those linked together.

“This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home.”

Fire crews were called to the scene just after 7.50pm and brought the fire under control by 8.45pm.

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