Real-life EastEnders drama as Potters Bar crew called to save set from fire

PUBLISHED: 11:39 18 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:39 18 February 2015




Fire crews from Potters Bar were called to a real-life drama on the EastEnders set last night – and saved a blaze from destroying the set.

Crews from Borehamwood and Potters Bar were called to the BBC Elstree Studios shortly after 11pm.

A fire had taken hold in the first floor and roof space of an Albert Square building.

Area Commander Ian Parkhouse said: “Thanks to the hard work of our firefighters, the fire was contained and extinguished before it could cause any serious damage to the set.

“We’re pleased that we were able to deal with this incident quickly, so it shouldn’t affect the 30 year celebrations taking place this week.”

It is believed that the fire was started accidentally by a firework.

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