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26 people evacuated from residential properties as blaze rips through Three shops in Newham

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters attended a fire at a range of shops on Sherrard Road in Newham.

26 people evacuated  from residential properties as  blaze rips through  Three shops in Newham

Firefighters were initially called to a fire at a mid-terraced shop with a flat above.

26 people evacuated  from residential properties as  blaze rips through  Three shops in Newham

The fire spread into four neighbouring shops and into two of the flats above them.

26 people evacuated  from residential properties as  blaze rips through  Three shops in Newham

The ground floor of the all of the properties were damaged by the fire as well as two flats above them on the first floor.

26 people evacuated  from residential properties as  blaze rips through  Three shops in Newham

 

Around 26 people left the residential properties before the Brigade arrived and one man was been treated by firefighters at the scene for smoke inhalation.

26 people evacuated  from residential properties as  blaze rips through  Three shops in Newham

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said: “The fire spread through several old shop premises and was difficult to gain control of due to it spreading in different ways.

 

26 people evacuated  from residential properties as  blaze rips through  Three shops in Newham

A range of equipment has been used to tackle the fire, our crews have used breathing apparatus to carry out searches of all of the premises and we are used our aerial appliances to observe from above.

26 people evacuated  from residential properties as  blaze rips through  Three shops in Newham

We also used our drone to gain a better view of the fire.” Firefighters will remain at the scene throughout the night and next day to dampen down the area.

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The Brigade was called at 10.24pm and the fire was under control at 3.06am. Fire crews from Stratford, Leytonstone, Plaistow, East Ham, Ilford, Barking, Dagenham, Walthamstow, Millwall, Homerton, Stoke Newington, Whitechapel and Leyton fire stations attended the scene. The cause of the fire will be investigated by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.

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