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‘Unattended brazier’ thought to be cause of Bexley High Street fire

PUBLISHED: 10:48 30 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:49 30 August 2017

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Fire broke out at around 10pm on Tuesday

Fire crews believe an unattended fire burning too close to boxes filled with wood may be the cause of a fire in Bexley on Tuesday night.

More than 20 firefighters were called to a timber yard in Bexley High Street at around 10pm.

A spokesperson from London Fire Brigade confirmed: “Two plastic crates containing wooden off cuts were damaged by fire. Part of the eaves of a neighbouring building, part of the company’s van, part of a timber store and waste sawdust also sustained minor fire damage.

“The cause of the fire is believed to be due to an unattended brazier left too close to the plastic crates.”

Having been called at 10.01pm, firefighters from Bexley, Sidcup, Eltham and Plumstead fire stations all attended the scene.

By 10.50pm the blaze had been brought under control.

Bexley Hardwoods, where the fire started, declined to comment on the incident.

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