VIDEO: Unexplained fire in Goodmayes lock-up garage

Firefighters inspecting the damage

Firefighters inspecting the damage - Credit: Archant

A lock-up garage was consumed by an unexplained fire in Goodmayes this afternoon.

Items including mattresses and rugs were removed from inside the garage and the scene damped down

Items including mattresses and rugs were removed from inside the garage and the scene damped down - Credit: Archant

Crews were called to the garage in an alleyway off Haslemere Road at just before 1.30pm.

About 25 per cent of the row of five garages was damaged by the blaze.

Two crews from Ilford Fire Station and a command unit from Barking attended the scene.

Dagenham Fire Station manager Paul McClenaghan said: “Our firefighters used a main jet and breathing apparatus.

“We’re taking everything out [of the garage] and damping down, making sure no one is in there.” He said there was no structural risk to the garage.

No cars were inside any the three garages damaged by the fire, and a fire investigation unit will look into the cause of the blaze.

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Firefighters were on scene for about an hour and no one had claimed ownership of the garage to crews in that time.

Did you see the fire? Email newsdesk@ilfordrecorder.co.uk or call 020 8477 3806.

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