A storage building situated next to a disused Essex pub has been destroyed after erupting into flames.
London Fire Brigade was called to a fire at a disused pub on Wood Lane in Dagenham at around 6.47am this morning (August 2).
Six fire crews from Dagenham, Ilford, Romford and Peckham, with 40 firefighters were in attendance at the blaze.
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Upon arrival, the firefighters discovered that it was in fact a detached storage building that had caught alight and was completely destroyed.
The fire appears to have been situated near to the site of the now-closed pub, The Ship & Anchor pub on Wood Lane.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is now under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: “Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a fire at a disused pub on Wood Lane in Dagenham.
“A detached storage building was destroyed by fire. There were no reports of any injuries.
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“The Brigade was called at 6.47am and the fire was under control by 7.48am. Fire crews from Dagenham, Ilford, Romford and Peckham fire stations attended the scene.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.
Station commander Peter Cox, who was at the scene, added: “Crews arrived to see smoke which appeared to come from the roof of a disused pub, but on investigation, firefighters discovered a small fire in a storage building next to the pub.
“Crews worked incredibly hard to quickly bring the fire under control and stop it from spreading to the pub.”
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