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Friday, 20 July 2018

Sutton fire not related to cladding on building

Sutton Council bosses say a fire at a high rise this morning was nothing to do with the building’s cladding.

No one was injured after the blaze broke out on the 5th floor of Chaucer House and it’s hoped residents will be able to return to their homes tonight.

A sprinkler system within the block activated and prevented the fire from spreading from the one flat.

The Leader of Sutton Council, Cllr Ruth Dombey, is at Chaucer House speaking to residents affected by the fire earlier this morning.

Cllr Dombey said: "Thankfully there were no injuries and the fire was contained to one flat and did not spread. The sprinkler system worked very effectively to contain the fire.

"Our huge thanks to the fire brigade and emergency services for their rapid response.

"A meeting was held earlier this afternoon with representatives of London Fire Bridge and Sutton Housing Partnership in order to reassure residents and provide support.

"We are hoping that everyone will be back into their properties later, but are preparing temporary accommodation and general assistance for a small number of residents.

"Fire investigators are working to establish the cause of the blaze but it was not related in any way to the cladding system."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

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