Boy, 12, treated for burns after fire in Cottons Park, Romford

A 12-year-old boy was treated for burns caused when he walked past fire in a Romford park this afternoon (Tuesday) - and an aerosol can ignited.

Firefighters from Romford station were called to Cottons Park around 3pm.

A spokesman for the brigade said: “We were called to a small fire in the park, but it was out by the time we got there.

“We treated a boy for burns while we waited for the ambulance for him.

“It looks like someone had started a fire and when the boy was walking past an aerosol can was put on it.

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“We asked around and no one could give us any answers whether it was an accident or deliberate.”

He added: “We’d ask people not to go near any fires or try to put them out but call us if they seem one.”

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A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “We were called at 3.19pm to an incident in Cottons Park, we sent one ambulance crew.

“Our staff treated a boy for burns to his arms and he was taken by ambulance to Queen’s Hospital in Romford.”

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