Fire burns out Ilford bedsit

PUBLISHED: 17:17 11 October 2012 | UPDATED: 17:26 11 October 2012

No one was hurt in the fire.

No one was hurt in the fire.


An Ilford flat was burnt out by a fire this afternoon.

Firefighters from Ilford, East Ham and Barking were called to the bedsit in Paget Road at around 3.15pm.

Watch manager Darren Horrigan, from Ilford fire station, said the fire was put out “quite quickly” but it was too late to stop the damage.

Mr Horrigan added: “We stopped it spreading but about half of the top floor is damaged.

“The flat didn’t have any smoke alarms and I’d like to remind people that they are free from fire stations.”

The occupant, known as “Daniel”, was not in the flat at the time and neighbours believe he may not know about the fire.

The cause of the fire is being investigated. No one was injured.

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