Chingford News

Blaze tackled at Chingford home

The fire, which occured in the early hours of this morning, did not result in any injuries

The results of the Courtland Avenue fire Credit: London Fire Brigade

A fire in a Chingford home this morning led to the destruction of a garden barbecue kitchen.

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters attended the scene on Courtland Avenue early this morning (1st August). The London Fire Brigade (LFB) believe the cause of the fire to have been electrical. 

The LFB was called at 0147 and the fire was under control by 0244. Five adults left two properties before the firefighters arrived. Fire crews from Chingford, Woodford, Enfield and Leytonstone fire stations attended the scene.

Aside from the destruction of an outside barbecue kitchen area in the rear garden of the semi-detached home. Part of the ground floor extension and a small part of the external fascia of an adjacent property were also damaged by the blaze. Five adults left two properties before the Brigade arrived. Nobody was injured.

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Three gas cylinders which were involved in the fire were removed and cooled to an ambient temperature by the LFB in order to prevent them from exploding.

The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took 12 calls to the fire.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Firefighters recommend that you have a look at our online Home Fire Safety Checker to make sure there are no hidden hazards in your home.

“The online tool will ask you a series of questions that will help us work out the level of risk in your home, or the home of someone you care for. It only takes a few minutes to get tailored advice to keep yourself and loved ones safe from fire.”

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