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Wood burner blaze damages two Sidcup homes

PUBLISHED: 09:46 29 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:46 29 January 2014

There was evidence of hoarding throughout the Sidcup property.

There was evidence of hoarding throughout the Sidcup property.

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A fire caused by a wood burner damaged two houses in Sidcup on Monday.

Fire crews were called to the blaze, in Harborough Avenue, where they found flames had caused severe damage to the first floor and roof of one property, as well as some damage to an adjoining house.

Two men escaped from the property before firefighters arrived, with one later being treated on the scene for smoke inhalation.

It is thought the fire was started after a wood burner set fire to materials left too close to it. Fire crews also noted that there was evidence of hoarding throughout the house.

A total of 21 firefighters in four engines tackled the blaze from Sidcup, Eltham, Bexley and Lee Green fire stations.

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