Search

Pregnant mother and baby escape from Hampstead loft fire

10:17 19 May 2014

Nearly 60 firefighters were sent to the blaze in Pattison Road. Picture: Rod Olukoya (rodwey2004)

Nearly 60 firefighters were sent to the blaze in Pattison Road. Picture: Rod Olukoya (rodwey2004)

rodwey2004

A pregnant mother and her baby had to flee their home after a fire broke out in Hampstead late last night.

Nearly 60 firefighters were sent to the blaze in Pattison Road. Picture: Rod Olukoya (rodwey2004)Nearly 60 firefighters were sent to the blaze in Pattison Road. Picture: Rod Olukoya (rodwey2004)

The pair escaped the house in Pattison Road before nearly 60 firefighters arrived to tackle the blaze.

Next-door neighbour Louise Kronenberg said: “We were sat watching TV when we smelt this really pungent smoke.

“We ran outside because she’s got a baby and we wondered if she was in the house.

“It’s been horrendous, I don’t think anybody in this area of the road slept all night.”

The flames erupted at about 10.15pm and were not under control until shortly after 1am.

The woman and child were not injured and did not need medical treatment.

Another next-door neighbour, retired music teacher Angela Faith, said: “I came out the front and it was already filled with smoke.

“There were huge flames, you could see them from the street. It was terrible.”

Firefighters said the blaze started in a converted loft.

It is believed the family had only recently moved in and were refurbishing the house.

The fire is under investigation and the cause is not yet known.

James Morford, spokesman for the London Fire Brigade, said: “A smoke alarm ensured the people in this property were able to get out quickly. I would urge everyone to ensure they have a smoke alarm and to test it regularly.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 12:30
Tessa Walker with her award. Picture: Paul Starr

A Whittington Hospital nurse has been recognised at the Young Epilepsy Champions Awards.

Yesterday, 08:00
Peter Barber, Head of Map Collections, British Library

Historian Peter Barber OBE is head of maps at the British Library and has lived in or near Highgate nearly all his life. The 66-year-old, now of Crouch End, sits on the council at Lauderdale House and has documented its history in 1993 tome, Lauderdale Revealed

Fri, 17:46
Mike Freer. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

With just under three weeks left until the general election, Conservative Mike Freer is locked in a fierce battle with Labour’s Sarah Sackman for re-election as Finchley and Golders Green MP. Tim Lamden caught up with Mr Freer ahead of the May 7 election.

Fri, 17:00
The boy dragged the female victim into the bushes in Ainger Road in Primrose Hill. Picture: Google Streetview

A boy has pleaded guilty to sexual assault after a woman was dragged into the bushes and had her clothes ripped off in a brutal attack in Primrose Hill.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder