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Check that smoke alarm

Check that smoke alarm

Check that smoke alarm

The London Fire Brigade is asking residents to check their smoke alarms and fit one if they haven't already done so. This advice comes on the heels of a recent fire in Shepherd's Bush started by a faulty tumble drier.

The Brigade's figures show that on average, one fire a day in the city involves white goods. Around 90 per cent of them are caused by faults beyond the control of the householder.

The Fire Brigade want to make sure that they reach those most at risk from fire and the most in-need residents across the three boroughs.

The local fire brigades want to identify people who:

  • live alone
  • have a physical, mental health or learning disability
  • live in social housing
  • are over 60
  • are single parents with a child under 15
  • smoke.

Their homes can be assessed and smoke alarms installed where needed, and officers are able to give important fire safety advice - all free of charge.

If you are concerned that any residents may be at risk, or if you know anyone who meets one or more of these categories or would benefit from a home fire safety visit, you can request one via

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