Joan Collins flees ‘terrifying’ fire in Belgravia flat
BBC: Actress Joan Collins has praised the NHS and fire crews after a “terrifying” blaze at her flat in central London.
The London Fire Brigade said they were called to a seven-storey building on Eaton Place, Belgravia, at about 16:30 BST on Saturday. About 10 firefighters tackled the blaze which was brought under control by about 17:35.
The actress needed treatment for smoke inhalation and praised her “hero” husband.
Posting on Instagram she said: The remains of the day…see my recent #tweet Thank you @londonfirebrigade #shafetsbury !!
In a tweet, also posted on Sunday, Collins thanked the NHS and ambulance service, as well as the Metropolitan Police for blocking off the street and the fire brigade for putting out the fire.
She also thanked her husband Percy Gibson, who “doused the flames consuming the entire wall with handheld extinguisher.”
A spokeswoman for the fire brigade said: “Part of a flat on the first floor of the seven-storey building was damaged by the fire.
“Two people left the property before the brigade arrived.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said two people were treated by the London Ambulance Service but did not require hospital treatment, adding that the fire was deemed non-suspicious.16