Fire breaks out at abandoned Erith building as investigation gets underway

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:54 21 August 2017




The fire started on Friday evening

Dozens of firefighters descended on an abandoned building on Friday evening after fire broke out in Erith.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters were called to the blaze on West Street.

The fire had managed to spread from part of the ground floor, to the first floor and even the roof, all of which were damaged by the flames.

A spokesperson from London Fire Brigade said: “The brigade was called at 7.43pm and the fire was under control at 10.18pm.

“Fire crews from Erith, Bexley and Plumstead fire stations attended the scene.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation”.

Met Police officers were called to the scene just after 8pm, and closed the road while firefighters battled the flames.

A spokesperson from the force confirmed no injuries were reported and no arrests have been made so far.

Enquiries continue.

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