Large fire in shop - Rainham
Fire extinguished by 1am. Fifty per cent of the ground floor destroyed by fire, the rest suffering severe smoke damage. Smoke damage also affecting first floor flat and neighbouring properties.
Relief crews remainied in attendance overnight, checking for hot spots to prevent reignition, damping down and turning over.
All persons accounted for. Firefighting operations now well under way, progress being made against a fire located on the ground floor of a two-storey building, comprising a shop approximately 10m X 20m with living space above. A positive pressure ventilation fan has been deployed to drive smoke and fumes from the premises.
Six fire engines and around 30 firefighters have been sent to reports of a fire at the rear of a shop on High Dewar Road, Rainham. Crews wearing breathing apparatus are dealing with a well-developed fire using a main covering jet from a hydrant supply.
There are currently no reports of any injuries, but it is thought that not all occupants of the premises have been accounted for. Updates to follow.
High Dewar Road
Special and Support vehicles