'Tin on toaster' sparked house fire

A serious fire which damaged a maisonette was probably caused by a toaster being used to heat a tin of spaghetti, according to the emergency services.

Two men escaped from the incident in Upper Holloway, north London, on Monday night, said the London Fire Brigade.

Watch Manager Adam Barnett said: "The two men had wedged the toaster on and were cooking a tin of spaghetti on top of it.