Balcony blaze in Harold Wood flats caused by cigarette

Balconies at a four-storey block of flats in Harold Wood were destroyed by fire. Picture: London Fir

Balconies at a four-storey block of flats in Harold Wood were destroyed by fire. Picture: London Fire Brigade - Credit: Archant

Eight fire engines and 60 firefighters tackled a balcony blaze in Harold Wood on Saturday (September 21).

The block of flats in flames. Picture: Darren Draper

The block of flats in flames. Picture: Darren Draper - Credit: Archant

The fire, in a four-storey block of flats in Safflower Lane, damaged balconies on all the floors.

Investigators found that the fire had been caused by careless disposal of a cigarette.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Crews from Harold Hill, Hornchurch and Romford were called at 2.50pm and the fire was under control at 3.40pm.


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