Two people taken to hospital following Manor Park house blaze

Fire breaks out in Manor Park house

Fire breaks out in Manor Park house - Credit: Archant

Two people were taken to hospital following a house fire in Manor Park.

Firefighters were called at about 8.20pm to reports of a blaze in Sixth Avenue.

Six people managed to escape the fire in the end-of-terrace house and two people were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

Station Manager Keith Merchant who was at the fire said: “Fire crews worked quickly to bring the fire under control, which was well alight when they arrived at the scene, and stopped the fire spreading to the lower floors of the building.

“The roof of the end-of-terrace house was badly damaged by the blaze.”

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers from Ilford, Barking, Plaistow and Stratford attended the incident.

The fire was under control by 10.15pm.

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The cause of the blaze is under investigation.