This happened to our neighbours a couple of years ago, terrifying isn't it?
They were smoking in bed after they had been out for a night on the town and fallen asleep. First we knew about it was the firemen breaking all the windows next door to let the smoke out at four in the morning. The neighbours were all fine but still legless and in their undies and shiny blankets. We weren't very sympathetic at the time because they put ds in danger. You don't think clearly at four in the morning when the nursery is full of smoke. Luckily we have nice neighbours now as the landlord chucked them out for burning his house down.
Our house stank of smoke for months, we have now fitted smoke alarms in every room.
We've got chem dry coming out today so smell should go after a good deep clean. So cross with our insurance company though, it's like getting blood out of a stone. They're trying to tell me that because the fire didn't start in our property we're not entitled to a structual engineer to assess our property.
Northerner, can I ask if your firewalls are built right up in the loft or are the open at the top?
Only asking as ours don't come right up to the eves and we can't get a builder who's willing to come to do the work. Just wondered if I should be making more of an effort to get this done.