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Brave firefighters battled exploding hairspray can house fire and administered first aid to a cat in Upminster

PUBLISHED: 07:57 19 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:30 19 October 2017

Firefighters battled the blaze for more than an hour, Picture: Google Maps

Firefighters battled the blaze for more than an hour, Picture: Google Maps

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An aerosol can exploded like a “mini-bomb” at a house fire in Upminster last night.

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire at Marlborough Gardens, at 7pm and dispatched two fire engines from Hornchurch and Harold Hill stations.

At the scene, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) battled a kitchen fire for over an hour.

The incident was made worse by a hairspray aerosol can catching fire and exploding.

Brave crew manager Van Hegan, along with firefighter Tim White, managed to rescue a cat and give it first aid.

A LFB spokesman said: “We were called just after 7pm to a kitchen fire in Upminster.

“A hairspray aerosol caught fire in a kitchen fire and exploded like a mini-bomb.

“Firefighters rescued a cat and gave it oxygen and it was ok.”

The cat is in a stable condition and there were no other reported injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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