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Residents flee their homes as six fire engines battle Barkingside fire

PUBLISHED: 11:52 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:44 09 November 2017

Barkingside High Street. Picture Google images

Barkingside High Street. Picture Google images

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Six fire engines and 35 firefighters tackled a blaze in Barkingside this morning (November 9).

Fire crews were called at 1.17am to reports of a fire at a shop with flats on the High Street.

Part of the ground floor and part of the first floor was damaged by fire.

Two adults and one child left a first floor flat and three adults left a second floor flat before the arrival of the brigade.

A further five adults and four children self evacuated adjacent properties as a precaution.

Fire crews from Hainault, Ilford, Woodford, Leytonstone and Stratford fire stations attended the scene.

The incident was under control by 3.34am

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Did you witness the fire? Call the Ilford Recorder on 02084773903

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