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Fire in commercial building

Roding Lane, Chigwell
06/12/2018 @ 17:38
Incident Number: 91361
In attendance: 1 x Harlow, 1 x Loughton, 1 x Waltham Abbey, 1 x Woodford (London Fire Brigade)


Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire in a commercial building.

Crews reported on arrival that there was a fire within a sauna, which measures approximately 10 metres by five metres.

The fire within the sauna was extinguished by 6.08pm, but unfortunately it had already spread quickly to the building's roof area.

At 8pm, the Incident Commander reported that firefighters were continuing to work to contain the fire and prevent it spreading further.

At 10pm, two fire engines remained at the scene and good progress was being made towards extinguishing the fire.

At 11pm, firefighters were continuing to tackle the fire. Much of the roof remained alight.

Firefighters left the scene at around 3am and revisited later in the morning to ensure it was still safe.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will go ahead.

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