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Crews called to ‘barbecue fire’ at Harold Wood home – during 70mph winds

PUBLISHED: 08:42 09 February 2016 | UPDATED: 08:42 09 February 2016

A report on the brigades budget for 2016/17 will be discussed following a public consultation

A report on the brigades budget for 2016/17 will be discussed following a public consultation

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Firefighters were called out into 70mph winds to reports of a barbecue fire last night.

Crews from Harold Wood attended a house in Hamilton Drive, Harold Wood where a gas cylinder had exploded.

The family of four had escaped their home before the brigade arrived, and before the blaze spread to the kitchen.

A firefighter said: “We got the call saying there had been a barbecue fire – it was 70mph winds!

“It turned out they weren’t actually using the barbecue, but we don’t know what happened.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire crews were called at 7.45pm and the blaze was brought under control by 10.30pm.

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