Three evacuated as fire rips through abandoned Erith building

PUBLISHED: 11:28 20 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:28 20 June 2017




The fire started on Monday evening

Fire fighters rescued three people from a fire which broke out in an abandoned building in Erith on Monday.

The fire started in a derelict hall in West Street just before 7pm, and six fire engines were called to tackle the blaze.

A spokesperson from London Fire Brigade told us: “Most of the hall was destroyed by fire and three members of the public were evacuated from a neighbouring smoke-logged property by the Brigade.”

Crews then battled the flames and managed to extinguish the fire, leaving the scene just before 9pm.

No injuries were reported in the blaze, which is not thought to be under investigation.

In total, 35 fire fighters from Erith, Bexley and Plumstead stations were sent to the scene.

Erith councillor Joe Ferreira was at the scene and added that neighbouring dried woodland was also damaged in the blaze.

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