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Garden fire tears through loft of Upminster bungalow

PUBLISHED: 09:39 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:33 02 July 2018

Firefighters were called to a bungalow fire in Lingfield Avenue. Photo: Google

Firefighters were called to a bungalow fire in Lingfield Avenue. Photo: Google

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A blaze has ripped through the loft of an Upminster bungalow.

Two fire engines and 10 firefighters were called to a fire in Lingfield Avenue at 7.02pm yesterday (July 1).

The cause of the fire is still under investigation but is believed to have started in the garden, spreading on the decking and eventually creeping up into the loft.

All people inside the house evacuated before firefighters arrived and there are no reported injuries.

The fire was brought under control by 8.08pm.

Stuart Van Hegan, crew manager of Hornchurch fire station, said: “We would like to make people aware, in this hot tinderous weather, that anything with hot embers such as barbecues must be disposed of properly, such as using a bucket of water to extinguish the embers.“

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