Four fire engines battle Sidcup house fire at 'hoarders'' home

This Is Local London: Four fire engines were needed to bring a house fire in Sidcup under control last night. Four fire engines were needed to bring a house fire in Sidcup under control last night.

FOUR fire engines battled a blaze at a house in Sidcup last night thought to be home to hoarders.

Twenty-one fire fighters and officers from Sidcup, Eltham, Bexley, and Lee Green were called to the property in Harborough Avenue at 8.15pm.

The fire caused severe damage to the first floor and the roof of the property, along with a small part of the roof of the adjoining house.

Two men escaped before firefighters arrived, with one man thought to be in his 40s treated on the scene for smoke inhalation before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The blaze is believed have started after a wood burner set fire to materials left too close to it.

A London Fire Brigade statement said: “The property had evidence of hoarding throughout.”

The fire was under control by 9.47pm.

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10:16am Tue 28 Jan 14

mrshopper says...

well done to everyone down our road for your quick reactions and help and of course the LFB for such a fast response. I know the chap would be grateful.
well done to everyone down our road for your quick reactions and help and of course the LFB for such a fast response. I know the chap would be grateful. mrshopper
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4:21pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Freeland6 says...

Who has a wood burner in their bedroom? This person through their stupitity put their neighbours at risk.
Who has a wood burner in their bedroom? This person through their stupitity put their neighbours at risk. Freeland6
  • Score: -2

1:46pm Sun 2 Feb 14

always_have_a_view says...

@Freeland6 - You dont know this person or their circumstances and you dont know the facts, so dont be so quick to judge!

Well done to all the firemen, police and paramedics who arrived so promptly on the scene! You were brilliant and worked so hard to stop the fire!!
@Freeland6 - You dont know this person or their circumstances and you dont know the facts, so dont be so quick to judge! Well done to all the firemen, police and paramedics who arrived so promptly on the scene! You were brilliant and worked so hard to stop the fire!! always_have_a_view
  • Score: 1

5:09pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Alphamale2013 says...

Well @always_have_a_view I do know them and @Freeland6 is correct they are idiots (both of them)
Well @always_have_a_view I do know them and @Freeland6 is correct they are idiots (both of them) Alphamale2013
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5:40pm Sun 2 Feb 14

mrshopper says...

idiots or not nobody deserves to have their house, somewhere you should feel safe and secure burnt down and then for people to start being offensive towards them over social network. take a moment and think "Hey what would I do and how would I feel if that was me". maybe instead of slagging them off you could offer some assistance in any form of way? no? oh well just a thought.
idiots or not nobody deserves to have their house, somewhere you should feel safe and secure burnt down and then for people to start being offensive towards them over social network. take a moment and think "Hey what would I do and how would I feel if that was me". maybe instead of slagging them off you could offer some assistance in any form of way? no? oh well just a thought. mrshopper
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