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Firefighters called to Collier Row high street as fire breaks out above shops

PUBLISHED: 13:15 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:58 08 August 2017

Fire crews at the scene of the flat fire above shops in Collier Row

Fire crews at the scene of the flat fire above shops in Collier Row

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Three fire engines were called to a busy high street earlier this lunchtime after a fire broke out above a busy parade of shops.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) confirmed three fire engines were called at 12.36pm to Collier Row Road, in Collier Row, to reports of a roof alight in a flat above a run of shops.

It took firefighters from Romford, Dagenham and Hornchurch fire stations 50 minutes before the blaze was brought under control at 1.26pm.

An LFB spokeswoman said around 10pc of the roof of the flat had been damaged by the fire, which is believed to have broken out above the empty unit that once house Lloyds Bank.

She added: “There have been no reports of any injuries at the scene but fire crews will stay in attendance this afternoon dampening down the area and making it safe.”

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