Fire drama in Forest Gate

AN investigation is underway in Forest Gate after a former pub building was left badly damaged by fire today.

Up to 30 firefighters, some in breathing masks, battled for two-and-a-half hours to bring the blaze on Romford Road under control.

Crews from East Ham, Stratford, Plaistow and Bow stations raced to the scene at 11.22am. Among the six appliances was a hydraulic ladder with power water hose.

Blue Watch manager Mark Comer, of Stratford fire station, said: “There were flames coming out of the first floor when we arrived.

“The crews managed to save the detached building despite extensive damage to half of its first floor and roof.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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