Police appeal after East Ham house fire

Police are investigating a fire which severely damaged a house in East Ham.

The blaze, in Caulfield Road which was reported at noon on December 27, destroyed part of the first floor and the roof of the property, which is split into two flats.

Twenty firefighters and four engines tackled the incident, and the fire was under control by 1.10pm.

Police and paramedics also attended the scene but the house was empty when they arrived. No injuries were reported.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is also under way.

Newham police are now appealing any information that could assist their investigation.

Contact 0208 217 5037 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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