This was the scene of a fire which ripped through a house in Perivale on Saturday (October 29) and is believed to be caused by a stray firework.
London Fire Brigade (LFB) were called to the mid-terrace house in Devon Close at 10.13pm.
It is believed a firework landed on two gazebo structures in the rear garden before the fire spread to the ground and first floors of the house, with two adjourning properties also damaged.
Six people left the properties before LFB arrived, and there were no reports of any injuries.
The fire was under control by 1.44am, LFB said, and has led to the emergency service sending out important advice as residents plan firework parties across the capital.
Charlie Pugsley, head of LFB's investigation team, said: "This incident shows just how dangerous fireworks can be and why it is essential that you should always follow the firework safety code.
"With Bonfire Night just days away, we recommend that you go to an organised firework display rather than setting off fireworks at home.
"Fireworks are explosives and can be extremely dangerous and it is just fortunate nobody was hurt in this incident."
The fire was attended by six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers.
Following the incident, LFB has reiterated its safety code for fireworks and urged people to attend organised displays.
The code states:
- Only buy fireworks marked with the British Standard Kitemark BS7114
- Don't drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
- Keep fireworks in a closed box and always follow the instructions carefully when using them
- Light them at arms length using a taper and stand well back
- Never go back to them once they are lit. Even if a firework hasn't gone off, it could still explode
- Never throw fireworks and never put them in your pocket
- Respect your neighbours – don’t let off fireworks late at night and remember there are laws to follow
- Take care with sparklers – never give them to children under five. Even when they have gone out they are still hot so put sparklers in a bucket of water after use
- Keep your pets indoors throughout the evening
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