Cranham home damaged after fire caused by 'hot works', brigade says

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Fire crews attended a blaze at a derelict industrial unit in Soham on Saturday afternoon. - Credit: LFB

Firefighters attended a house fire that damaged part of a property in Cranham.

London Fire Brigade was called to the incident at a mid-terraced house in Lexington Way just after 3.40pm on Saturday (February 20).

A brigade spokesperson said one person left the building before crews arrived and that there were no reported injuries.

The blaze was brought under control within an hour, with part of a bathroom and a bedroom on the first-floor of the property left with damage.

The spokesperson added: "The fire is believed to have been caused by hot works which were being carried out at the property."

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Examples of hot work include welding or soldering.

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