A fire which broke out in a Plumstead flat last week was caused by a faulty tumble dryer according to the London Fire Brigade.
According to the LFB six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to Felspar Close:
“A four-roomed flat on the sixth floor of the building was destroyed by fire. Around 30 people left the building before the Brigade arrived. Sadly, a dog was found dead inside the flat.
The fire was discovered by a passer-by who could see smoke coming from the sixth floor and called the Brigade.
The Brigade was called at 1900 and the fire was under control by 2007. Fire crews from Plumstead, Erith, Bexley and East Greenwich fire stations attended the scene.
The Brigade’s Fire Investigators believe the fire was accidental and involved a tumble dryer.”
The block is located on Rockmount estate. Over the years a steady list of emails have come in from the estates residents regarding poor conditions internally and externally. While some estates have seen substantial refurbishment work or even plans for comprehensive redevelopment, this estate has had neither.
I do wonder what the plans are for it. I guess whether the flat will be refurbished will tell us any future intention.