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House damaged in overnight Ilford fire

PUBLISHED: 14:40 16 June 2020 | UPDATED: 14:40 16 June 2020

Police discovered a cannabis farm after being called to a fire in The Drive early this morning. Picture: London Fire Brigade

Police discovered a cannabis farm after being called to a fire in The Drive early this morning. Picture: London Fire Brigade

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A house was badly damaged in a fire early this morning in Ilford but there were no reports of any injuries.

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a house in The Drive at 1.30am this morning (Tuesday, June 6).

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Part of the ground floor, first floor and the roof of a semi-detached house were damaged.

The driveway was also damaged as well as part of the scaffolding on the building by the blaze.

The fire was under control by 2.39am and fire crews from Ilford, Stratford and East Ham fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the London Fire Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.


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