Statement from council leader following fire at Chaucer House

Chaucer House

Published Friday, 20th July 2018

No injuries and fire contained to one flat thanks to sprinkler system and rapid response from fire brigade

The Leader of Sutton Council, Cllr Ruth Dombey, is at Chaucer House speaking to residents affected by the fire earlier this morning.

Cllr Dombey said: "Thankfully there were no injuries and the fire was contained to one flat and did not spread. The sprinkler system worked very effectively to contain the fire. 

"Our huge thanks to the fire brigade and emergency services for their rapid response.

"A meeting was held earlier this afternoon with representatives of London Fire Bridge and Sutton Housing Partnership in order to reassure residents and provide support. 

"We are hoping that everyone will be back into their properties later, but are preparing temporary accommodation and general assistance for a small number of residents. 

"Fire investigators are working to establish the cause of the blaze but it was not related in any way to the cladding system."