House damaged after fire in Ilford

Firefighters were called to a house in Ilford this morning to deal with a blaze.

It broke out at a property in Hornbeam Close off Loxford Lane at just after 6.30am.

More than 20 crew members from Ilford and Barking stations attended and had the fire under control by 7.10am.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: “The fire damaged most of the ground floor and around one quarter of the first floor.

“There were no reports of injuries.”

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The occupants of the house are on holiday according to family members at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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