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Last updated: 23/01/2018, 9:42 AM

Brixton – shed destroyed by fire

27/04/2016 00:34
Lambeth
House or flat fire

Two fire engines and 10 firefighters dealt with a fire on Styles Gardens in Brixton in the early hours of this morning.

The blaze destroyed a wooden shed, but thankfully no one was injured. Fire crews tackled the fire, advising the residents to move to the front of the property for safety while securing the cylinders.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental, possibly caused by incense sticks.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Candles, incense sticks and oil burners are one of the most common causes of fire. It’s really important that you never leave them unattended and keep them away from anything that could catch fire such as curtains, furniture or clothes. We advise to place these in a suitable fire resistant candleholder which won’t be knocked over, and make sure you put them out entirely when you leave the room and especially before bed.”

The Brigade was called at 0034 and the fire was under control by 0225. Fire crews from Brixton fire station attended the scene.