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Overnight fire ravages Belvedere house and next-door bungalow

PUBLISHED: 15:43 03 September 2010 | UPDATED: 15:59 03 September 2010

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A fire ravaged a house and spread to a next-door bungalow in the early hours of this morning.

Six fire engines and approximately 30 firefighters fought the blaze at the two storey house and the bungalow in Methuen Road, Belvedere, which started just after midnight.

Most of the two storey semi-detached house was damaged by the blaze, as well as a roof and a loft of the adjacent bungalow. Two men and a woman left the two buildings before the fire brigade arrived after being called at 12.37am. One of the men was taken to hospital.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “The two storey house was well alight when our crews arrived and was already spreading to an adjacent bungalow. The crews from Erith and surrounding fire stations did their best to stop the fire from spreading any further and causing any more damage to the two properties.”

The fire was under control by 06.54 after firefighters from Erith, Plumstead, Bexley and Sidcup fire stations put out the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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