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Tea light sparks bathroom blaze; FIRE.

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a fire which had broken out due to a tea light which was left unattended in the bathroom of an Erdington flat.

Fire crews from Erdington Fire Station and Perry Barr Fire Station were called to Standley's Tower, situated on Rogerfield Road, at 6am yesterday.

The fire had gutted the bathroom of a ground floor flat of a high-rise tower and then spread causing damage to the front door.

A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman last night warned people of the dangers of leaving lit tea lights and candles unattended.

He said: "The occupants of the flat were accounted for when fire crews arrived at the property. A tea light had been left unattended in the bathroom and was the cause of the fire.

"The fire has spread and has caused quite a bit of damage to the flat. We managed to bring it under control quickly. This just highlights the danger of leaving lit tea lights and candles unattended. People need to take extra care."

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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Apr 23, 2015
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