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Fire destroys mobile home in Cummings Hall Lane, Harold Hill

10:51 26 August 2014

21 firefighters attended the blaze

21 firefighters attended the blaze

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A mobile home was destroyed by a fire in Harold Hill on Friday night.

Around 25 people had to be evacuated because of the Cummings Hall Lane blaze, which firefighters said risked causing an explosion.

More than 20 firefighters from four stations tackled the fire, after the London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called at 8.30pm.

A LFB spokesman said: “A disused mobile home was completely destroyed by the fire. The blaze also badly damaged a car and a fibreglass storage container.

“The container had an acetylene cylinder, and oxygen cylinder and a petroleum gas cylinder in it.

“A hazard zone was set up as a precaution because some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat. Around 25 residents of nearby mobile homes were evacuated to a nearby pub.

“Twenty one firefighters and officers from Hainault, Hornchurch, Romford and Wennington fire stations attended the fire. The Brigade was called at 8.31pm on Friday and firefighters began cooling the scene down at 10.30pm, and left the scene by 12.55am on Saturday morning.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

• Did you see it? Email sebastian.mann@archant.co.uk or call 0208 477 3821

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