London Fire Brigade

Storage units destroyed and car workshop damaged in Ilford blaze

09 November 2012

Fire crews were called to a fire in a two storage units on Tomswood Hill in Ilford in the early hours of this morning. The storage units were very badly damaged by the blaze, but crews were able to prevent it from spreading to a nearby car workshop and garage. No one was injured.

Watch Manager Paul Green, who was at the scene, said:

“Crews did very well to contain the fire quickly and keep it from spreading. Workshops are always a hazard when involved in fire, because of the various chemicals and cylinders that are often stored there. Firefighters worked very hard to keep it away from the workshop, and protected several cars from damage. Fortunately no one was injured.”

Six fire engines and around 30 firefighters from Hainault, Romford, Ilford, and Woodford were at the scene. The Brigade was called at 0338 and the fire was under control at 0506.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.