Search

Fire destroys mobile home in Cummings Hall Lane, Harold Hill

10:51 26 August 2014

21 firefighters attended the blaze

21 firefighters attended the blaze

sub

A mobile home was destroyed by a fire in Harold Hill on Friday night.

Around 25 people had to be evacuated because of the Cummings Hall Lane blaze, which firefighters said risked causing an explosion.

More than 20 firefighters from four stations tackled the fire, after the London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called at 8.30pm.

A LFB spokesman said: “A disused mobile home was completely destroyed by the fire. The blaze also badly damaged a car and a fibreglass storage container.

“The container had an acetylene cylinder, and oxygen cylinder and a petroleum gas cylinder in it.

“A hazard zone was set up as a precaution because some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat. Around 25 residents of nearby mobile homes were evacuated to a nearby pub.

“Twenty one firefighters and officers from Hainault, Hornchurch, Romford and Wennington fire stations attended the fire. The Brigade was called at 8.31pm on Friday and firefighters began cooling the scene down at 10.30pm, and left the scene by 12.55am on Saturday morning.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

• Did you see it? Email sebastian.mann@archant.co.uk or call 0208 477 3821

Read more:

Public sector strike: Havering schools to close as teachers, firefighters and council staff walk out
Firefighters leave Rainham industrial estate fire

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 18:55
The power cut is causing delays between Liverpool Street and Shenfield

Trains between Liverpool Street and Shenfield are delayed this evening due to electrical supply problems at Forest Gate.

Yesterday, 17:08
Right Choice Insurance Brokers staff take part in this year's Wear It Pink event. Picture: Vicci Shaughnessy

Insurance brokers were tickled pink as they raised money for a breast cancer charity,

Yesterday, 16:46
Mayor, Cllr Linda Trew, with Stefania Rossi and the team at the Utopia re-launch

A beauty salon has received a glamorous makeover.

Yesterday, 15:34
Angel Williams, 13 (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A 13-year-old Romford girl who went missing last week has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Biffo and Bobo better stay away from the town of Vendargues this Halloween.

As a state of emergency is declared in Burkina Faso, what does the future hold for its president and people?

It might not be moving very fast but it’s still causing problems.

After staging an Ebola-themed night, a nightclub has been forced to make an apology after hundreds complained about the tasteless event.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition