Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a sauna in a building on Town Square, Barking this morning
The whole of the sauna on the first floor was damaged by fire. An adjacent changing room was also damaged in the blaze.
Approximately 250 people evacuated the building before the arrival of the Brigade. There were no reports of any injuries.
The Brigade was called at 1050 and the fire was under control at 1235. Fire crews from Barking, East Ham and Poplar fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.