Rogue firework cause of Barkingside blaze

PUBLISHED: 09:07 24 October 2011 | UPDATED: 09:07 24 October 2011

A rogue firework could be the cause of a blaze in the entrance to flats in Barkingside this morning.

Crews from Ilford and Hainault were called to Repton Grove, Barkingside at 12.15pm to put out the flames in an entrance to Repton Court.

No one had to be rescued during the incident, which was quickly dealt with by fire fighters.

One firefighter from Hainault station, who did not want be named, said: “It was only a little fire where the entrance was caught on fire.

“It was probably caused by a firework.”

Fire crews are gearing up to the busiest weekend of the year next week, with Guy Fawkes night on November 5.

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