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London Fire Brigade is urging people to attend organised displays this bonfire night after a house fire was caused by a stray firework.
Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a mid terrace house in Devon Close, Perivale on Saturday evening.
The fire is believed to have started after a firework landed on two gazeebo structures in the rear garden, before the blaze spread to the ground and first floors of the house. Two adjoining properties also sustained damage.
A total of six people left the properties before the arrival of the Brigade. There were no reports of any injuries.
Charlie Pugsley, head of the Brigade’s fire investigation team, said: “This incident shows just how dangerous fireworks can be and why it is essential that you should always follow the firework safety code.
“With Bonfire Night just days away, we recommend that you go to an organised firework display rather than setting off fireworks at home.
“Fireworks are explosives and can be extremely dangerous and it is just fortunate nobody was hurt in this incident.”
The Brigade was called at 2213 and the fire was under control at 0144. Fire crews from Wembley, Northolt, Acton, Ealing, Park Royal and Southall fire stations attended the scene.