The entire roof of a disused pub in Dagenham has been gutted by fire.

London Fire Brigade were called to Wood Lane at around 00.52am to reports of the blaze at the Ship & Anchor pub.

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters tackled the fire for hours and remained at the scene throughout the night damping down remaining hot spots.

Romford Recorder: Fire crews were seen near Becontree Leisure Centre this morningFire crews were seen near Becontree Leisure Centre this morning (Image: Lyubomir Stamatov)Firefighters carried out a search of the property, and no injuries were sustained.

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Wood Lane has since been closed partly from Becontree Leisure Centre up to the junction of Whalebone Lane.

The Transport for London website suggests bus route 5 is on diversion in both directions via Heathway, Oxlow Lane and Rainham Lane North.

Romford Recorder: Wood Lane has been cordoned off by the BrigadeWood Lane has been cordoned off by the Brigade (Image: Naomi Heslam)Buses towards Romford, it said, are not serving stops from Heathway (K) to Becontree Heath Leisure Centre (G). Buses towards Canning Town / Oxford Circus are not serving the stops Becontree Heath Leisure Centre (H) and Morris Road (E).

Images shared by local people showed the fully charred roof of the pub and the blaze that ripped through it.

Romford Recorder: Image of the blaze taken by a passerbyImage of the blaze taken by a passerby (Image: Lynn Taylor)The pub is believed to have been vacant since 2010 after it was taken over by a new owner in November 2008 who redecorated and reopened it.

It was targeted in a suspected arson attack in 2010 when a 28-year-old man managed to escape the fire without injury.