Battersea – gym evacuated after Restaurant fire

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to reports of a fire affecting a gym in Lavender Hill in Battersea.

Borough Commander Darren Munro who was at the scene said: “When crews arrived they discovered the fire had actually started in an outside area next to a restaurant below the gym and had then spread to a wall cavity attached to the restaurant. Smoke from the fire was affecting the gym so around 60 people were evacuated as a precaution.

“Our crews worked quickly to get the fire under control and stop it from spreading but will remain at the scene damping down remaining hot-spots for some time.”

London Fire Risk Assessments Advice: One of the lessons to be learnt from this incident is that you should always check that the Fire Risk Assessment for your Building identifies that as far as possible;  The Fire Compartmentation and Separation of areas which extends into created voids and that Ceilings and Walls are intact and form a suitable and sufficient, Fire resisting, Fire separating barriers. Check your Fire Risk Assessment and if that section is missing contact us now! 01689 890879 or click here