Islington,London Sunday 18th June 2017 Emergency services rushing to the scene of the flat fire in a Tower Block in Islington in the early hours of Sunday morning. The fire broke out in a large Tower block in Islington on Citizen Road N7. Hundreds of residents were evacuated by London Fire. A Woman was treated by paramedics after she was injured after jumping from a window in the Tower block fire in Islington. Local neighbours offered hot and cold drinks to the stranded residents that were evacuated from the Tower block whilst fire crews tackled the blaze. A statement from London Fire Brigade :
Firefighters dealt with a small fire in a block of flats on Hornsey Rd in Holloway during the early hours of this morning.
A small section of a flat on the second floor was alight.
Firefighters helped five people escape via ladders and around 200 people left the building before the Brigade arrived.
Station Manager John Ryan who was at the scene said: “When crews arrived, although it was a small fire it was creating quite a bit of smoke and residents were understandably concerned. Firefighters used ladders to help five people down from the building and then quickly extinguished the fire.
“I want to reassure local residents that this was a small fire which we easily contained. Obviously, the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower is in everyone’s minds at the moment but there some simple steps that we can all do which will help keep us safe. Firstly, ensure your home has plenty of smoke alarms and test them regularly. If you discover a fire in your home, call 999 straight away and make sure you alert everyone in your household and close any doors behind you as you make your way out. This will help to slow the spread of fire and smoke through the property. ”
ED note for Those who do not know the area Holloway comes under Islington