Fire crews from Shoreditch, Whitechapel and Southwark were called to a smell of smoke in an office and residential building on Fore Street on Sunday afternoon.
The incident was reported at 1351 and was dealt with 90 minutes later. A small motor in the basement of the building had burnt out and firefighters were able to extinguish it swiftly.
Responsible persons are reminded that Fire risk assessments are required in commercial buildings and that the common areas of residential accommodation should also be fire risk assessed. In addition, commercial premises should have a fire emergency plan, an evacuation procedure and an appropriate number of trained personnel to carry out any evacuations during an emergency.
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