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Firefighters were called to a grass fire on Canberra Close in Dagenham after the unsafe disposal of cigarettes is believed to be the cause of the fire.
Around 20 square meters of brambles and bushes were damaged by the blaze. There were no reports of any injuries.
Dagenham Station Officer Tony Parkin who was at scene said, “If you're a smoker it’s absolutely essential that cigarettes are put right out and disposed of properly.
“Make sure that lit cigarettes are never left unattended.”
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The Brigade was called at 1411 and the fire was under control by 1436. Two fire engines and around 10 firefighters from Dagenham fire station attended the scene.