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Shed and gazebo destroyed in Barking fire

PUBLISHED: 15:30 28 May 2019 | UPDATED: 16:50 28 May 2019

Firefighters in Estuary Close, Barking. Picture: Luke Acton

Firefighters in Estuary Close, Barking. Picture: Luke Acton

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Firefighters have tackled a garden fire in Barking.

Damage to the back of the house. Picture: Luke ActonDamage to the back of the house. Picture: Luke Acton

The four crews were called to Estuary Close at around 2.10pm.

A shed and a gazebo were destroyed in the fire, with part of the rear of the house and areas of fencing and guttering also damaged.

A man left the house before the fire brigade arrived, and a woman and child left a neighbouring home as a precaution.

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One woman was treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service.

A neighbour, who didn't want to be named, told how he was one of two people to raise the alarm.

"I didn't see it straight away, but when I realised what was going on I realised that, obviously, I've got to let the neighbours know," he said.

"So we knocked next door and the person that was in there didn't know that it was on fire because he was in the front room."

The cause of the fire, which took an hour to get under control, is not yet known.


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