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Brixton explosion: Investigation after roof destroyed

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Image caption The whole of the roof was destroyed and all of the first floor windows were smashed

Homes have been evacuated after an explosion which destroyed the roof of a house in Brixton, south London.

London Fire Brigade said the first floor windows were smashed at the house in Abbots Park, including one which blew out.

The brigade was called to reports of a fire at about 11:05 BST. It said there were no reports of injuries.

Station manager Bruce Grain said neighbouring houses were evacuated as a precaution.

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Image caption Four fire engines and 21 firefighters were called to the fire

He said: "Firefighters got the fire under control very quickly and as soon as the small pockets of fire are out we'll be investigating what caused the blaze."

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