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Barking fire damages disused block of flats in Ripple Road

PUBLISHED: 07:20 01 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:54 01 May 2019

Eight fire engines attended the blaze in a third storey flat in Ripple Road. Picture: JON KING

Eight fire engines attended the blaze in a third storey flat in Ripple Road. Picture: JON KING

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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.

Crews from Barking, East Ham, Plaistow, Dagenham, Stratford and Poplar had the flames under control 6.43am. Picture: JON KINGCrews from Barking, East Ham, Plaistow, Dagenham, Stratford and Poplar had the flames under control 6.43am. Picture: JON KING

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.

Around 60 firefighters were called to a blaze in Ripple Road this morning. Picture: JON KINGAround 60 firefighters were called to a blaze in Ripple Road this morning. Picture: JON KING

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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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