Joan Collins flees 'terrifying' fire in her London flat

Lawrence Kim
April 15, 2019

Actress Joan Collins narrowly escaped a "terrifying" fire that broke out in her London flat which she shares with her husband Percy Gibson.

Around 10 firefighters worked to put out the fire which was under control by around half five in the evening.

The Golden Globe-winning actor was treated for smoke inhalation but otherwise escaped unscathed - thanks to her keen nose and quick-thinking husband, Percy Gibson, the rep said, according to the New York Post.

She also thanked her husband of 17 years Percy, who "doused the flames consuming the entire wall with handheld extinguisher".

A second message said: "And thanks also to the @NHSEnglandLDN #nhs #emt #Ambulance crew who took care of our smoke inhalation and comforted me". And the wonderful Met Police who kept the street closed and everyone safe'.

"They discovered that the guest suite was on fire", her rep told People magazine. "Do let us know if we can offer any further assistance".

Film legend Joan can be heard muttering "oh God" in a video shared on Instagram that shows the devastating damage to her flat.

"Part of a flat on the first floor of the seven-storey building was damaged by the fire".

"Percy had two of those fire extinguishers in the apartment so he rushed in to start putting the fire out and Joan called for the fire brigade to come", the rep continued.

"Percy had kind of controlled most of the fire".

"The cause of the fire is under investigation".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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