Derelict Rainham school building damaged by second fire in two weeks after arson attack
A derelict school has been targeted by suspected arsonists twice in two weeks.
Around 20 firefighters from Hornchurch and Romford fire station attended the blaze at the former Dunningford School in Upper Rainham, Rainham on Thursday September 1 at around 7.30pm.
Crews used specialist breathing equipment and a water hose to bring the fire under control after three hours.
The school was originally targeted on Monday August 22 when firefighters attended a blaze in the early hours of the morning.
More than half of the building has been damaged by the fire.
You may also want to watch:
Police have confirmed that the fire is being treated as arson.
- 1 Bekash restaurant ranked best curry house in Havering on Tripadviser
- 2 Best friends open beauty academy in Romford Shopping Hall
- 3 Police officer sacked after 'encouraging friend to lie about collision'
- 4 Shopkeepers and customers celebrate as Romford high streets reopen
- 5 Mayoral election 2021: how will candidates improve east London?
- 6 Hundreds of shoppers queue outside Primark in Romford as restrictions ease
- 7 Neighbour’s fury as mountain of rubbish piles up outside cottage
- 8 Top Havering pubs open with beer gardens
- 9 Mayoral election 2021: 'Free London' candidate Laurence Fox visits Romford
- 10 Could you be former Brentwood man's long lost relative?