Four fire engines and 20 firefighters tackle Rush Green blaze

A range of single storey garages were destroyed by a fire in Rush Green this afternoon

A range of single storey garages were destroyed by a fire in Rush Green this afternoon - Credit: Archant

Firefighters from four stations spent two hours bringing a fire that destroyed a number of single storey garages under control.

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Emergency services were first called to Dagenham Road, Rush Green, at just before 1.30pm this afternoon, with the last fire fighters leaving the scene at 3.34pm.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade confirmed that four fire engines and 20 fire fighters from Harold Hill, Wennington, Hornchurch and Romford stations all attended at the scene.

Around a quarter of the garages, situated behind a row of shops, were destroyed by the flames.

A range of garages destroyed by fire in Dagenham Road, Romford

A range of garages destroyed by fire in Dagenham Road, Romford - Credit: Archant

There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is now under investigation.


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Speaking while the fire was ongoing, one eyewitness, who works in a nearby office, praised the reaction of the emergency services.

He said: “The smoke was billowing out in front of us a little while ago, but it seems to be under control now.

A range of garages destroyed by fire in Dagenham Road, Romford

A range of garages destroyed by fire in Dagenham Road, Romford - Credit: Archant

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“But you know what these fires are like, if you’re not careful putting them out it can all kick up again.”

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