Residents evacuated after Woodford Green petrol station fire

MORE than 30 people were evacuated early this morning when a fire broke out at a Woodford Green petrol station.

Four engines were called to Total in Snakes Lane East at 2.45am after the station’s car wash became engulfed by flames.

Residents were lead away from the area while firefighters tackled the blaze.

Eyewitness Ronnie Stevenson said: “I noticed an orange glow while driving home from work and went to check it out.

“The flames were 15ft high and there were about 20 firefighters trying to get them under control.

“The road was closed off and I saw police walking people down the road.”

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: “A single storey car wash had caught fire and has been severely damaged.

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“Around 30 people were evacuated from surrounding buildings and they were allowed back into their premises at 4am.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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