Firefighters called after strip light overheats at Harold Wood Primary School


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How many firefighters does it take to change a light bulb?

Ten firefighters from Hornchurch and Harold Hill were called after an overheating strip light sparked a fire scare at Harold Wood Primary School on Friday (January 25).

The call came at about 3.30pm – after the children had gone home – when the strip light burnt out, singeing ceiling tiles and giving off a burning smell.

But it caused no further damage and the two crews only ended up opening some windows before leaving the Recreation Avenue school.

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