Firefighters will be out and about in Romford over the next few days reminding residents about the importance of fire safety following a blaze in a house converted into flats on Charlotte Gardens earlier this morning.
The three storey building’s roof and second floor were badly damaged in the fire and nine people from neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution.
Watch Manager Jason Frisby who was at the scene said: “Crews worked hard to bring the fire under control and did an excellent job of preventing it from spreading to neighbouring properties. Over the next couple of days we will also be visiting people in the local area to carry out home fire safety visits and to remind them about the importance of fire safety.”
The Brigade was called 0512 and the fire was under control by 0650. Crews from Romford, Chingford, Hainault, Dagenham, Ilford and Barking fire stations attended the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.