A row of three terraced houses on Parr Road in East Ham E6 were damaged by fire this morning. Some gas cylinders were involved so a temporary safety cordon was set up as gas cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.
Six fire engines and around 30 firefighters from East Ham, Plaistow, Barking, Stratford, Ilford and Leytonstone fire stations were at the scene.
Station Manager Steve West was at the scene, he said:
"Two houses have been very badly damaged, but crews worked really hard to prevent the fire from causing significant damage to a third home.
"Six adults and a child escaped uninjured from the houses before firefighters arrived on the scene.
"At this stage we don't know how the fire started but an investigation will be underway as soon as the fire is under control and it is safe to enter the properties."
The Brigade was called at 0940 and the fire was under control by 1107. The cause of the fire is under investigation.