Barking fire damages disused block of flats in Ripple Road
PUBLISHED: 07:20 01 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:54 01 May 2019
A total of around 60 firefighters were called to a blaze at a disused block of flats this morning.
Eight fire engines were also called to the scene of the fire in Ripple Road, Barking, at 4.08am.
A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman said: “Part of the second floor and part of the roof of a disused, three-storey block of flats was damaged by fire.
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“The cause is under investigation.”
Crews from Barking, East Ham, Plaistow, Dagenham, Stratford and Poplar had the flames under control by 6.43am.
Police were also called at 4.07am and have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire.
A Met spokeswoman said: “Enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances and cause of the fire.
“No injuries have been reported.”
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