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UPDATE: Roof of ‘family run’ shop in Woodford Green destroyed by fire

PUBLISHED: 09:48 01 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:01 01 July 2013

The building following the fire.

The building following the fire.

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Firefighters were called to a “family run” shop in Woodford Green yesterday (Sunday) after a fire broke out on the top floor of the building.

The roof of the building destroyed by fire.The roof of the building destroyed by fire.

Five engines attended the blaze at the flat above Londis, in Shenfield Road, at around 3.30pm.

It is believe the fire started in the bathroom.

A spokesman for Woodford Green Fire Station said: “The manager of the shop only knew about the fire after a customer told him he could see smoke coming from the roof.”

Guy Kilbey, 45, of Broadmead Road, realised a fire had broken out while he was out in his garden.

He said: “I could smell smoke but thought people were just having barbecues nearby. It was only my wife came out and told me the water pressure had dropped significantly that I thought I’d go and see what was wrong.

“When I saw the roof of the shop it was still smouldering and the firefighters must have been there several hours. Luckily no one was hurt.

“I regularly visit the family run shop and it is very popular locally.”

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