Firefighters have issued a smoking safety reminder after a fire at a shop with flats above is believed to have been caused by a discarded cigarette in Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone.
A small section of the ground floor was damaged by fire but thankfully a member of the public spotted smoke and called 999 so crews were able to tackle the fire before further damage was caused.
The property was being renovated and was unoccupied at the time of the fire.
The cause of the fire is believed to be a discarded cigarette that ignited the floorboards.
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