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Over forty firefighters tackle Beckton blaze as houses and sheds catch fire

PUBLISHED: 16:24 07 April 2020 | UPDATED: 18:06 07 April 2020

London Fire Brigade are attending a blaze on Brandreth Road, Beckton which has engulfed two houses and a number of wooden sheds. Picture: London Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade are attending a blaze on Brandreth Road, Beckton which has engulfed two houses and a number of wooden sheds. Picture: London Fire Brigade

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The fire at two houses and a number of sheds on Beckton’s Brandreth Road is now under control.

Six engines and around 40 firefighters were called to the blaze; part of the ground floor and first floors of a pair of semi-detached houses were alight.

A number of wooden sheds at the rear of the properties were also on fire.

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The Brigade was called at 14.49hrs, with the fire under control by 16.45hrs. Crews will remain at the scene to damp down.

999 control officers took 43 calls to the blaze.

Fire crews from East Ham, Barking and Plaistow fire stations also attended the scene.

Whilst at the scene station commander Jason Oliff said: “This is a very visible fire and our control centre have taken a high volume of calls. Crews are working to bring it under control as quickly as possible.”

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.


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