Rainham flat ravaged by late night blaze

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Three people were rescued from a house fire in Keswick Avenue, Hornchurch. - Credit: London Fire Brigade

A ground floor flat in Rainham has been destroyed by a blaze.

London Fire Brigade's (LFB) 999 control officers were called 15 times to the fire just after 9.20pm last night (September 21), which was on Cherry Tree Lane.  

A ground floor flat of the building was destroyed and part of a three-roomed, split-level maisonette on the first and second floors was also damaged by the flames.  

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters attended and had the fire under control just after 10.30pm.  

A spokesperson for the Met Police confirmed they were "alerted" at 9.30pm to the fire and said: "Officers attended together with London Ambulance Service and LFB.

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"One man in his 30s sustained an injury to his arm but declined treatment.

"There were no injuries to anyone else."

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The cause of the fire is under investigation by LFB and the Met Police.  

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