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
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.