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Forest Gate shop damaged by fire

PUBLISHED: 11:36 04 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:36 04 June 2018

A shop was damaged in a fire in Woodgrange Road opposite Forest Gate station last night (June 3). Pic: GOOGLE

A shop was damaged in a fire in Woodgrange Road opposite Forest Gate station last night (June 3). Pic: GOOGLE

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A shop was damaged during a fire in Forest Gate.

A total of 21 firefighters from stations in Stratford, Leytonstone, Plaistow and East Ham fought the flames at the shop opposite Forest Gate train station in Woodgrange Road after being called at 11.43pm on Sunday (June 3).

Watch manager Jason Youngman from Stratford fire station – in charge at the time – said: “Luckily no one was injured. Crews worked hard at the scene to prevent the fire from spreading to other shops.”

On footage posted online smoke can be seen coming out of a row of shops between the turnings for Forest Lane and Hampton Road. A crowd of onlookers could also be seen gathered in front of a police cordon whilst firefighters tackled the fire, which closed part of Woodgrange Road.

Crews had the blaze under control by 1.20am.

Investigators think the fire started accidentally at a plug socket.

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