One child and eight adults rescued after early morning blaze in Ilford

PUBLISHED: 12:45 31 October 2016 | UPDATED: 12:45 31 October 2016

Oaklands Park Avenue (credit: Google)

Oaklands Park Avenue (credit: Google)


Firefighters rescued nine people, including one child, after a blaze broke out in a workshop adjacent to their flats on Sunday morning.

Crews from Ilford, Barking, Stratford and Dagenham raced to the scene, just after 3.30am in Oaklands Park Avenue, Ilford.

The fire, which broke out in a workshop and offices currently under construction, took two hours to get under control.

Firefighters used a nine-metre ladder to bring the residents to safety from the blaze and there are no reported injuries.

The building under construction and two vehicles were gutted by the blaze and adjacent shops and flats sustained some external damage.

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

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