Eight people evacuated from Stratford pub after fire

Fire crews from Stratford, Leytonstone, Plaistow and Poplar fire stations attended the scene. Pictur

Fire crews from Stratford, Leytonstone, Plaistow and Poplar fire stations attended the scene. Picture: London Fire Brigade - Credit: London Fire Brigade

Eight people had to be led to safety by firefighters after a blaze tore through a pub in the early hours of this morning.

Fire damage at the Carpenters Arms pub

Fire damage at the Carpenters Arms pub - Credit: Archant

Several fire crews were called to the scene in Carpenters Road, Stratford, at 2.36am.

The fire had been brought under control by 4.50am.

A smoking hut at the back of the pub was gutted by fire and an extension was also damaged.

There were no reports of injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Did you see what happened? Contact Kat Hopps on 020 8477 3789 or email kat.hopps@archant.co.uk