2:31pm Monday 23rd April 2012
By Mark Chandler
NINE people were evacuated from a house fire in Brockley after their smoke alarm woke them up.
Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters attended the house in Chudleigh Road at 5.44am this morning (April 23).
The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen and damaged a small amount of the ground floor.
Watch manager Nicholas Rogers said: "Nine people left the property before we arrived.
"Thankfully no one was injured but this incident could have been a lot worse if the smoke alarms had not woken them up.
"I urge everyone to have at least one smoke alarm as they give you a vital early warning if you have a fire."
The fire was under control by 6.09am. Crews from Forest Hill, New Cross and Lewisham fire stations attended the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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