Thirty-five firefighters battle blaze in Penge Road, Anerley

Fire services were called to Penge Road at 11.38pm last night.

Fire services were called to Penge Road at 11.38pm last night.

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THIRTY-FIVE firefighters fought a blaze in a large four storey house in Penge Road, Anerley, last night.

The brigade was called at 11.38pm and spent almost three hours getting the fire under control.

Fourteen residents and three pet cats were evacuated from the building while a man and two children, who fled before fire services arrived, were treated for slight smoke inhalation.

A first floor flat was severely damaged and a second floor flat partly damaged by fire.

An electrical intake room on the first floor was completely destroyed.

Six fire engines from Croydon, Woodside, Forest Hill, Norbury, Surbiton and Beckenham fire stations went to the scene.

The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.

Did you see what happened? Call the newsroom on 01689 885 711 or e-mail patrickgg@london.newsquest.co.uk

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1:43pm Wed 6 Nov 13

molsey says...

At least it happened between strikes.
At least it happened between strikes. molsey
  • Score: 3

4:48pm Wed 6 Nov 13

reasonable75 says...

From Surbiton ????
From Surbiton ???? reasonable75
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6:18pm Wed 6 Nov 13

Gypo.Joe says...

1 driver + 1 to hold the hose, 34 others surplus to requirements. Alright then a bit harsh one other to pop down Mc Ds for refreshments.
1 driver + 1 to hold the hose, 34 others surplus to requirements. Alright then a bit harsh one other to pop down Mc Ds for refreshments. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 4

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