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Last updated: 23/04/2020, 12:38 PM

Fire at garage - Enfield

22/04/2020 22:08
Enfield
Outdoor fire

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to reports of a garage alight at the rear of a house on Great Cambridge Road in Enfield.

One single storey, timber framed detached garage was destroyed by fire. There were no reports of any injuries.

The Brigade's Fire Investigators believe the fire was caused by the unsafe disposal of burnt materials left beside the garage.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "If you do have a bonfire, make sure you place it well clear of anything that could catch fire, like garden sheds, garages and fences.

"Damp down burnt materials with plenty of water."

Bonfire safety tips

  • Don’t leave bonfires unattended. An adult should supervise it until it has burnt out
  • Make sure to damp down any burnt materials with water
  • Build your bonfire well clear of buildings, garden sheds, fences and hedges
  • Never use flammable liquids to start a bonfire and never burn dangerous items such as aerosol cans, paint tins, foam furniture or batteries
  • Always keep a bucket of water or a hosepipe nearby in case of fire
  • Check the area to make sure there's no wildlife or pets hiding nearby

The Brigade was called at 2208 and the fire was under control by 2248. Fire crews from Enfield and Edmonton fire stations attended the scene.