Dozens of firefighters tackle early morning house fire in Rainham

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Lakeside, Rainham. Picture: Leanne Day

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Lakeside, Rainham. Picture: Leanne Day - Credit: Archant

Dozens of firefighters spent more than two hours tackling a fierce blaze at a Rainham house in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, September 25).

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Lakeside, Rainham. Picture: Leanne Day

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Lakeside, Rainham. Picture: Leanne Day - Credit: Archant

A London Fire Brigade spokesman confirmed six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a fire at a house on Lakeside at 4.27am.

He added: "Most of the first floor, half of the loft area and part of the roof of the semi-detached house were damaged by the fire.

"There were no reports of any injuries."

The fire was under control by 6.45am.


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Fire crews from Wennington, Hornchurch, Dagenham and Barking fire stations were at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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If you have any photographs of the fire you are happy for the Recorder to use online with a credit to you please email them to matthew.clemenson@archant.co.uk.

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