By Sandra Birungi
One Direction’s Liam Payne was rushed to hospital after a house fire accident left three people burnt.
20-year-old Payne was rushed to hospital after the fire at his £2million flat, located in Canary Wharf, London, caught fire. His friend, an unknown male suffered 20 degree burns to his hands and face because of the fire. According to a Daily Mirror source, the fire started when Liam’s friend went to fill gas for a heating lamp. “His friend went to fill up the gas for a heating lamp, there was some sort of accident and the whole balcony went up in flames,” the source said.
Two other people are also said to have suffered burns. Incidentally, Liam was in the kitchen when the incident took place and was not unharmed. An ambulance and fire brigade were called to the house at 9.45pm and it took 35 firefighters to put out the fire which has since destroyed the singer’s balcony.
Station Manager Laurie Kenny, who was at the scene said: “Firefighters worked quickly and professionally to get the fire under control as quickly as possible. About 30 people left the building before we arrived and were not injured.”
Ali, a resident who lives two floors below and witnessed part of the incident said, “We were evacuated downstairs in the lift. Then a guy ran out with a cloth on his hands screaming. I didn’t get a look at him. There was a guy who had burnt his face who was being helped by the emergency services. I didn’t see his face but he was quite a tall guy.”
Liam was without his One Direction band mates, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik.