A FIREFIGHTER has warned of the dangers of poorly placed fire alarms following a small blaze in a flat in Shirley.
Fortunately no one was hurt when a fire broke out in the bedroom of the flat in Lilac Gardens at 2.46am this morning (Friday).
The family who live there had left the property before two engines from Addington fire station arrived.
The small fire was brought under control and fire fighters left the scene at around 6am.
A spokesman said: "The people living in the house had a fire alarm but it was not on a ceiling so was not properly installed.
"Hopefully this serves as a reminder that you must have a fire alarm in an appropriate place."
The cause of the fire, which is believed to have been accidental, is under investigation.