Fire destroys The Plough pub at Gallow’s Corner

A derelict pub was destroyed in a fire at the weekend.

The huge blaze at The Plough, Colchester Road, Gallow’s Corner started just before 8pm on Saturday and took 30 firefighters almost four hours to bring under control.

Half of the ground floor and 75 per cent of the roof were destroyed, although two chimneys on the pub are still standing. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Part of the A12 and some local roads were shut for much of the night and diversions were put in place.

Crews from Romford, Hornchurch, Dagenham, Ilford and Barking responded to the incident. A number of firefighters remained at the scene overnight to continue damping down the building.

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This is the second fire at The Plough this month.

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