More than 200 students had to evacuate their halls of residence after a fire which is believed to have been caused by a hairdryer.
My freshers is going so well, burnt my room down last night 😅 pic.twitter.com/oGeT5Ifezz— Joe (@JoeeMoss) September 22, 2016
A student discovered the fire after returning to his room in the King's College London residence in Great Dover Street in the early hours of Thursday morning and called the London Fire Brigade.
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers attended the fire, which damaged a section of the student's room.
Crews found a hairdryer plugged in and switched on at the plug but fire investigators have sent the dryer for further analysis to determine exactly what happened.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "We are still investigating this fire to determine the exact circumstances but this is a good opportunity to remind people how important it is to ensure that hairdryers and straighteners are turned off at the plug as well as on the appliance."
The brigade was called at 2.44am and the fire was under control at 3.55am.
For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.
7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?
Read the latest issue before signing up