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Around 100 firefighters deal with blaze in Chadwell Heath

Several roads were closed in the area after half of the two-storey building was alight (credit: London Fire Brigade)

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters have brought a fire at an industrial laundrette and warehouse in Chadwell Heath under control.

Half of the two-storey building on Selinas Lane was alight. Fire crews from Barking, Dagenham, Ilford, Romford, and surrounding fire stations remained at the scene throughout the night.

Station Commander Paul Eastland said: “Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus worked incredibly hard at the scene of a warehouse fire.

“The fire appears to have started on the ground floor of a laundrette and crews swiftly gained access and worked to bring the fire under control.

“Crews removed gas cylinders as a precaution, as some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.

“Road closures are in place whilst firefighters make the scene safe.”

London Fire Brigade’s 999 control officers took 21 calls about the fire. 

They were called to the scene at 11.59pm on the night of Thursday, 20 May, and the fire was brought under control at 2.21am the following morning.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.

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