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Fire rips through Russian couple’s home in East Finchley’s ‘Billionaires’ Row’

16:34 12 November 2012

Firefighters fight the blaze at the house in The Bishop

Firefighters fight the blaze at the house in The Bishop's Avenue. Picture: Paul Wood

Photo by Paul Wood

Around 40 firefighters were needed to tackle an early-morning blaze which ripped through a home in East Finchley yesterday.

Eight fire engines arrived at the scene of the fire in The Bishops Avenue shortly after 4.50am and firefighters spent over two hours battling flames engulfing the roof and first floor of the family home.

Fire crews from Finchley, Barnet, Willesden, Hornsey, West Hampstead, Wembley and Edmonton fire stations attended the incident.

Three adults escaped the house before the London Fire Brigade’s arrival.

The house, situated on one of London’s most exclusive streets, known as “Billionaires’ Row”, belongs to Russian couple Iouri and Natalia Chliaifchtein.

Mr Chliaifchtein, 55, is the director of Essex-based private wealth management company Telora Ltd.

Fire investigation teams are currently examining the cause of the fire.

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