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Croydon fire crews sent to help with collapsed garage after 'mini-tornado' hits Harrow

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FIRE crews from Croydon were sent to Harrow today to help with a garage which collapsed in high winds due to a mini-tornado.

London Fire Brigade, whose firefighters described the incident as like "a scene from the Wizard of Oz", said the tornado had levelled a garage and damaged cars. No-one was injured.

Watch manager Mark Ritson who was at the scene, said: "The weather was quite severe leading up to it. It was sunny but then the sky went black, there was thunder and lightening, hailstones and strong winds. By the time we turned up to the address it was blue sky and sunny again.

"The tornado whizzed through the area, some roof tiles were blown off and caused minor damage to properties and cars in nearby roads but fortunately nobody was injured."

Specialist crews from Croydon fire station, on Roman Way, were sent to help with the incident.

Twitter user @MarkMobile68 posted a picture of the destruction:

Croydon fire crews sent to help with collapsed garage after 'mini-tornado' hits Harrow


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