London Fire Brigade

Catford - fire at pub under refurbishment

01 March 2015

Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters and officers tackled a fire at a pub under refurbishment on Doggett Road in Catford, this evening.

Firefighters led four people to safety from the building and they were taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service suffering light smoke inhalation.

The whole of the roof and second floor and most of the first floor was damaged in the blaze. Firefighters will remain at the scene throughout the night damping down the remaining hot spots.

Station Manager Kevin McKenzie who was at the scene, said: “Crews worked hard in challenging conditions to prevent further fire spread throughout the building.

"Fortunately no people other than the four taken to hospital with smoke inhalation were involved.

“We're reducing the number of fire engines and crews we have at the scene but we'll be damping down pockets of fire throughout the morning.”

Firefighters from Greenwich, Lee Green, Bromley, Forest Hill, Lewisham, Bromley, East Greenwich and Orpington fire stations were at the scene.

The Brigade was called at 1754 and the fire was under control at 2238. The cause of the fire is not known at this time, but is not thought to be suspicious.