Incense stick caused a fire to damage the top half of a house in Enfield Lock

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A blaze caused by an incense stick has caused serious damage to a house.

Two men and woman were forced to leave a house in Warwick Road, in Enfield Lock, after the stick set light to clothing.

The fire caused damage to the first floor and the whole of the roof, and a total of 35 firefighters and six fire engines were called to tackle the blaze last night.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “Keep clothing, fabric, and hair well away from burning incense sticks, as they have hot embers that can cause fires.

“It is important to check that all candles, tea lights, incense or joss sticks are fully extinguished before you leave the room or go to bed.”

One of the men and the woman were both treated for by London Ambulance service.

The fire brigade were called at 8.14pm and the fire was under control by 9.10pm.

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