'Intense' kitchen fire guts flat in Chessington Hall Gardens

Surrey Comet: Blaze: A Chessington flat was gutted by fire last night Blaze: A Chessington flat was gutted by fire last night

A flat was gutted by fire in Chessington yesterday evening.

Firefighters rushed to Cecilia House in Chessington Hall Gardens at about 6.40pm, and were confronted by an “intense” kitchen fire, New Malden watch manager Ray Foster said.

Mr Foster added: “When we turned up flames were punching out of two windows on the third floor.

“It was really going. We managed to evacuate all the flats. The flat was destroyed.”

Surrey Comet:

The fire was extinguished after about 20 minutes.

Residents only returned to neighbouring flats after a window left hanging after its frame melted was taken down by firefighters.

Did you see what happened? Call the newsdesk on 020 8744 4273 or email jon.sharman@london.newsquest.co.uk.

 

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