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Three fire engines and around 15 firefighters were called to a factory fire on Homerton High Street in Hackney.
Part of the second floor of the three storey property was damaged by the fire. Around 30 people left the property before the Brigade arrived. There were no reports of any injuries.
Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, used a thermal imaging camera to help them locate the fire in order to put it out.
The Brigade’s Fire Investigators believe the fire was accidental and caused by a fault occurring within a drone battery charging point which emitted sparks and ignited combustible materials in the storeroom below.
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The Brigade was called at 2151 and the fire was under control by 2259. Fire crews from Homerton and Bethnal Green fire stations attended the scene.