The roof of a house on Maypole Crescent in Ilford was left completely damaged following a fire in the early hours of this morning.
A small part of the roof of a neighbouring property was also damaged by fire, but fortunately there were no injuries.
Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters from Woodford, Hainault and Ilford fire stations attended the incident.
The Brigade was called at 0046 and the fire was under control at 0250. The fire is believed to have been caused by a light fitting overheating in the roof space.