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.
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