Watch video footage from the scene of Harold Hill explosion

PUBLISHED: 18:00 04 March 2018 | UPDATED: 18:15 04 March 2018

Recorder reader Shantel was at the scene of the explosion in Harold Hill this afternoon.

Recorder reader Shantel was at the scene of the explosion in Harold Hill this afternoon.


A Recorder reader has sent in video footage of the scene in Harold Hill after police and emergency services were called to reports of an explosion.

Officers, the London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service were called to Farnham Road at around 1.30pm today (Sunday, March 4).

Harold Hill resident, Shantel, said that as soon as she heard what had happpened she drove down to the scene to try and help out.

Whilst she was driving a passenger in the car took video footage of ambulances, fire engines and police cars in Farnham Road.

She said: “I live only a few minutes away from where it happened, my friend heard the explosion and felt the ground shake.

“I just hope that everybody is okay.

“As soon as I heard what had happened I drove to the area to try and help as much as I could.”

It was later revealed that the cause of the explosion was a faulty fridge, and that there had been no injuries and limited damage.

Local residents who were evacuated from their properties are now able to return, and all cordons have been lifted.

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