Three escape blaze in Church Street, Stoke Newington

Crews at the scene in Church Street. PictureL @LondonFire

Crews at the scene in Church Street. PictureL @LondonFire - Credit: Archant

Three people escaped from an alleyway fire between two shops in Church Street, Stoke Newington.

The blaze on Monday night is believed to have been started by a light bulb igniting cardboard boxes stacked for recycling.

Crews from Stoke Newington tackled the fire between a garden centre and a pet shop after being called by a passer-by.

They confined the fire to the alleyway and three occupants of the garden shop evacuated the building before the brigade arrived.

Smoke also entered nearby flats but nobody was home.


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The fire, believed to be accidental, was brought under control in an hour.

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