Search

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.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

31 minutes ago
Bob Warnock outside the Royal Courts of Justice after the verdict was handed down

The superintendent of Hampstead Heath said he was pleased the outcome of the dams project judicial review has provided “clarity” – and he insisted it will “enhance” the landscape.

59 minutes ago
Members of the Heath swimming associations outside the Royal Courts of Justice. Picture: Polly Hancock

Opponents of the Hampstead Heath dams project insist the fight is not over after losing their High Court challenge - and are set to lobby the environment secretary and Camden Council.

10:25
Members of the Heath swimming associations outside the Royal Courts of Justice. Picture: Polly Hancock

The Heath and Hampstead Society has lost its High Court battle against the controversial £15million ponds project.

16 minutes ago
The YouGov webpage about the Ham&High

You are Mercedes-Benz drivers who are arrogant, introverted, curious and daydreamers!

Most read news

The 38-year-old triggered a manhunt after two bodies were found at an address in Surrey.

The mayor is meant to be convincing Singapore to invest in London – but he clearly has a bigger plan.

Dave’s on the immigration back foot. So does his crackdown on migrant benefits ring true?

America is responsible for a lot of things – good and bad. The jury’s still out on Black Friday.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition