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Rats chewing on cables cause fire above Goodmayes shop

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 February 2020

Picture: London Fire Brigade

Picture: London Fire Brigade

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Rats chewing on electrical cables caused a fire above a shop in Goodmayes, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has revealed.

Firefighters were called to a blaze at a shop with offices above in Goodmayes Road at 7.50pm on Friday.

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Four fire engines attended the scene and crews had put the fire under control shortly after 9.30pm.

An LFB spokesman said part of a loft space between the shop and offices was damaged by the fire and confirmed there were no reported injuries.

The spokesman added: "The fire is believed to have been caused by rats chewing on electrical cables."

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