Smoke alarm reminder after bedroom fire
SLOUGH: A bedroom fire in Slough was extinguished by firefighters on Tuesday.
The blaze started at a house in Beresford Avenue as a result of candles, incense burners or joss sticks.
The occupants of the property did not have a smoke alarm and were alerted to the fire by the smell of burning.
They evacuated the house before calling the emergency services at about 11.20am.
A crew from Langley, Slough and Gerrards Cross attended the scene and used a hose reel to extinguish the flames.
The fire left a bed damaged beyond use and the whole of the first floor heavily smoke-logged.
The crew were there for just over an hour.
Watch manager Andy Gibbons at Langley Fire Station said all properties should be covered by a smoke detector.