No injuries as brave firefighters tackle huge early morning fire at Rom Skatepark in Hornchurch

PUBLISHED: 08:00 05 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:01 05 July 2018

Photographs of the blaze at Rom Skate Park this morning. Photo:@michaelooodavey

Photographs of the blaze at Rom Skate Park this morning. Photo:@michaelooodavey


More than 70 firefighters spent almost two hours tackling a huge fire at Grade II listed Rom Skatepark in Hornchurch this morning (Thursday, July 5).

Photographs of the blaze at Rom Skate Park this morning. Photo:LFBPhotographs of the blaze at Rom Skate Park this morning. Photo:LFB

A London Fire Brigade (LFB) spokesman confirmed 10 fire engines and 72 firefighters were called to a fire at the skate park in Upper Rainham Road in Hornchurch at 3.54am.

A number of wooden outbuildings were destroyed by the fire and crews removed and cooled a propane cylinder to an ambient temperature, as cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Station Manager Robbie Robertson, who was at the scene, said: “Crews worked hard to stop the fire spreading to the main skate park area and building, which have not been affected by the fire.”

Photographs of the blaze at Rom Skate Park this morning. Photo:@michaelooodaveyPhotographs of the blaze at Rom Skate Park this morning. Photo:@michaelooodavey

The brigade had the fire under control by 5.41am. Fire crews from Hornchurch, Dagenham, Romford, Harold Hill, Ilford and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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