Last updated: 07/08/2019, 9:30 AM

Storage yard fire - Romford

06/08/2019 19:51
Fire at commercial property

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a fire at a storage yard on Clockhouse Lane in Romford. 

The fire caused a large amount of damage to the storage yard, destroying some car workshops, containers and grassland.

The Brigade's 999 Control Office took 36 calls to the blaze.

Fire crews from Barking, Ilford, Dagenham, Hornchurch, Romford and Wennington attended the scene. The Brigade were called at 1951 and the fire was under control by 2250.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to tackle the fire. A drone was used to provide an aerial view so that firefighters could see areas of the fire not visible from the ground, it also provided infrared images once the light had gone. 

What the drones can do

  • Fly up to 400 ft above ground level, or higher in an emergency
  • Fly as fast as 51 mph
  • Provide images from the two powerful cameras on each drone

The 30x optical camera gives Commanders on the ground live images of the incident scene. It’s so powerful it can read a number plate half a mile away.

The thermal imaging camera can detect heat sources as small as a duck, and may be used to check the temperature of cylinders at risk of exploding, monitor heat spread in a warehouse fire, or spot casualties in water.

Storage yard fire - Romford