Rainham house fire ‘caused by burning pies’

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Flaming pies led to a kitchen blaze in Rainham last night.

The elderly resident of a house in Stirling Close had put the food in the oven before falling asleep.

She didn’t have a smoke alarm installed, and woke up coughing – because the pies were on fire.

Two fire crews from Wennington spent about an hour and a half on the scene, and one of the things they did was fit a smoke alarm.

To book a free fire safety visit, go to http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/SmokeAlarms.asp.

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