Search

Suspected arsonists set fire to Highgate house

PUBLISHED: 11:42 03 September 2009 | UPDATED: 16:26 07 September 2010

THREE people were forced to flee a house fire in Highgate on Sunday afternoon. Up to 15 firefighters with three fire engines spent an hour battling the blaze in a top-floor flat of a three-storey house in Hornsey Lane Gardens at about 5pm. The residents w

THREE people were forced to flee a house fire in Highgate on Sunday afternoon.

Up to 15 firefighters with three fire engines spent an hour battling the blaze in a top-floor flat of a three-storey house in Hornsey Lane Gardens at about 5pm.

The residents were unharmed but the second and third floor and the roof were damaged, while other flats suffered water damage.

Resident Fiona Caldwell, 26, said: "The neighbours rang the doorbell and someone shouted that there was a fire. I rushed out the back to see the thick smoke coming from the top windows.

"Our neighbour Johnny called the police. He's a hero."

Haringey Police are treating the fire as suspicious.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ham&High. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Hampstead Highgate Express