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Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire in a bin store room at a block of flats on Vicarage Road, Dagenham.
The ground floor bin store room was destroyed by fire. Smoke rose to several floors of the building but was ventilated using a jet dry riser. There were no reports of any injuries.
The Brigade was called at 1909 and the fire was under control by 2028. Fire crews from Dagenham, Barking and Ilford fire stations attended the incident.
The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.