Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters tackled a house fire on Abbotswood Gardens in Clayhall.
Station Officer David Weighill who was at the scene said:
“We were called to a fire in the bathroom but when we arrived there was very little smoke or smell of a fire. Fire crews used a thermal image camera and found that there was a lot of heat in between the ceiling void. Firefighters worked extremely hard to cut away at the ceiling and access the fire. Their quick action undoubtedly saved the roof and stopped the fire affecting neighbouring properties.”
Two men and three women left the house before firefighters arrived. The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.
The Brigade was called at 1614 and the fire was under control by 1802. Fire crews from Hainault, Stratford, Ilford and Leytonstone fire stations were at the scene.