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Two men in hospital after Leytonstone fuel fire

Two men were taken to hospital after a fuel can caught fire in Leytonstone yesterday night. The fire on an industrial road near Leyton Midlands Station […]By Waltham Forest Echo

The fuel can that caught fire last night (LFB)
The fuel can that caught fire last night (LFB)

Two men were taken to hospital after a fuel can caught fire in Leytonstone yesterday night.

The fire on an industrial road near Leyton Midlands Station started after someone used a heat gun on a van with a 20-litre metal fuel can inside.


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The fire on The Sidings went out before the London Fire Brigade arrived but two men were taken away in ambulances after being injured in the explosive incident.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “A fuel can had been positioned inside a van against a panel that was having a vinyl wrap removed using a heat gun, which caused it to expand. When the pressure was released, the heat from the air gun started a fire.

“It’s important to make sure that areas where fuel sources are stored are well ventilated and away from naked flames, heat sources and electrical equipment.”


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