Joan Collins flees 'terrifying' fire in her London flat

Joan Collins flees 'terrifying' fire in her London flat

The 85-year-old English actress was forced to flee from her apartment in Belgravia, a district in central London, after a fire broke out while both she and her husband, Percy Gibson, were present. Joan smelt [sic] some smoke and Percy went out to investigate. They were both in the apartment. "They discovered that the guest suite was on fire".

Dame Joan also tweeted about her frightening ordeal, which happened just before 4:30 p.m. local time on April 13.

A rep for the 85-year-old Golden Globe victor told People that, "The fire broke out [Sunday AEDT]".

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. "He was the one who put the fire out and took control until the fire brigade arrived".

Collins is returning to her apartment Sunday to inspect the damage after profusely thanking her fans for their support.

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On Monday AEDT, the Dynasty star took to Twitter to express her gratitude for her heroic husband's swift actions and the work of "marvelous" emergency responders.

Thank u from the bottom of my heart to the marvellous @LondonFire who attended to the terrifying fire yesterday.

And taking to social media, Joan has thanked the fire brigade for putting out the blaze and the ambulance crew who "comforted" her.

The London Fire Brigade responded to her post, writing, "So sorry you had experience this". Within an hour, they were able to extinguish the blaze.

A police source told the BBC that the fire had was "non-suspicious".

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