Multiple hearth crews tackled a hearth at a roof terrace restaurant within the centre of Stratford within the early hours of Saturday morning. Firefighters are anticipated to stay on the scene by the evening – and Great Eastern Road is closed in each instructions.
In assertion, London Fire Brigade stated: “Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters tackled a fire at a roof terrace restaurant on The Mall in Stratford. Most of an open air restaurant on the roof of a five-storey building was alight. There are currently no reports of any injuries.
“The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took 17 calls to the blaze. Firefighters are anticipated to stay on scene tonight. Great Eastern Road is closed in each instructions.
“The Brigade was called at 0007 and the fire was under control by 0051. Fire crews from Stratford, Leytonstone, Poplar, Leyton and Bethnal Green fire stations attended the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.”
Station Commander Dave Hill, who was on the scene, stated: “One of the Brigade’s 32-metre turntable ladders was used as an observation tower, providing crews with an aerial view of the incident and helping to increase situational awareness.
“The lighting functionality was additionally used on the turntable ladder, helping as crews labored in darkish situations.”
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