Approximately 10 firefighters battled the blaze, BBC News adds, eventually bringing the fire under control by 5:35 p.m. Collins was reportedly treated for smoke inhalation.
"The brigade was called at 4.28pm and the fire was under control by 5.36pm. Two fire engines and a turn table ladder from Soho fire station attended the scene.
Describing the incident as “terrifying,” Collins utilized social media to thank the firefighters, first responders, police and her “hero” husband, who “doused the flames consuming the entire wall with [a] handheld extinguisher.”
She offered special thanks to the “#Ambulance crew who took care our smoke inhalation and comforted me. And the wonderful @metropoliceuk who kept the street closed and everyone safe.”
THANK U from the bottom of my ❤️ to the marvelous @LondonFire who attended to the terrifying fire yesterday in our flat. #threealarmfire My hero Percy had already doused the flames consuming the entire wall with handheld extinguisher (#donttakethisrisk). #gratitude #firefighters
And thanks also to the @NHSEnglandLDN #nhs #emt #Ambulance crew who took care of our smoke inhalation and comforted me. And the wonderful @metpoliceuk who kept the street closed and everyone safe. #gratitude
Dame Joan Collins treated by paramedics after her Belgravia flat is ravaged by fire
Joan Collins has been treated for smoke inhalation after a terrifying fire tore through her London home yesterday evening.
Joan Collins flees terrifying fire in Belgravia flat
Shocking images taken after the blaze was extinguished show the charred and crumbling interior of the 85-year-old actresss exclusive Belgravia flat.
Two fire engines and ten firefighters battled the flames which engulfed the first floor of a seven-storey apartment block.
She tweeted: “And thanks also to the @NHSEnglandLDN #nhs #emt #Ambulance crew who took care of our smoke inhalation and comforted me. And the wonderful @metpoliceuk who kept the street closed and everyone safe. #gratitude”.
And a video on Collinss Instagram lays bare the damage caused by the fire which has devastated her home.
In the comments, London Fire Brigade wrote: “So sorry you had experience this. But glad we were able to help. Do let us know if we can offer any further assistance.”
Joan Collins flees terrifying fire in her London flat
Joan Collins hailed husband Percy Gibson a hero for dousing the flames which tore through her Belgravia flat