Ten people were injured when a bonfire lit to celebrate the eve of a Jewish holiday exploded and sent a fireball into a crowd in north London.
Paramedics were called to the Lag BaOmer event in Ravensdale Road, Stamford Hill, on Wednesday evening and Hatzola, a volunteer emergency medical service, said it provided a “mega response team”.
Video posted to the internet showed dozens of people standing around the bonfire which was reportedly soaked in oil.
Earlier this evening we provided a mega response team to a major incident as a result of a fire explosion, alongside @Ldn_Ambulance @LAS_HART & @lfbhackney, Multiple patients were treated. pic.twitter.com/I7q0GQ14Z8— Hatzola (@Hatzola) May 2, 2018
As soon as a torch was used to light the bonfire, there was an explosion which sent crowds running.
Tonight we have assisted @Hatzola dealing with multiple patients.— London Ambulance HART (@LAS_HART) May 2, 2018
Hatzola is a volunteer ambulance service in the community.
We have a long-standing, mutually respectful working relationship, and together we help to save lives.@Ldn_Ambulance @LAS_HART @Hatzola pic.twitter.com/0dlxfB988j
Hatzola said that “multiple patients were treated” at the scene.
The Metropolitan Police said no serious injuries were reported.
Ten individuals suffered minor injuries following large fire lit as part of local Jewish community celebration in Ravensdale Road, Stamford Hill. No criminal allegations reported. No serious injuries.— Hackney Police (@MPSHackney) May 3, 2018