Two men escape Barking fire unhurt

Two men escaped a fire at a flat in Barking which left almost half the property damaged.

Three pumps were called to the blaze in a terraced house flat Victoria Road, at 2pm on Wednesday.

Two men, aged 20 and 23, escaped the fire before crews arrived. No-one was hurt.

The fire and smoke, which was brought under control within around 20 minutes, damaged around 40 per cent of the flat.

The cause is under investigation.