Police issue update after four houses damaged by fire in Crayford

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Crayford Way fire (Photo: PA)
Crayford Way fire (Photo: PA)

POLICE have issued a statement after four houses were left damaged by a fire in Crayford.

The fire broke out in Crayford Way just before 5.30pm on August 8.

Officers and London Fire Brigade crews were called to the scene.

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters tackled the blaze.

The fire started in an area of grassland and spread to an adjacent row of houses.

The first floors and roofs of the houses were destroyed by the fire.

Half of the ground floors of the homes were also left damaged.

The brigade's 999 control officers took 10 calls to the blaze.

The fire was under control just before 7.50pm.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is not believed to be suspicious.

Fire crews from Plumstead, Deptford, Eltham, Lee Green, and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

Station commander David Reed, who was at the scene, said: "The roof spanning across four terraced houses was completely alight.

"One of the Brigade's 32-metre turntable ladders was used as a water tower at the scene to get water on the building externally.

"The fire was producing a lot of smoke in the local area, so we advised residents to keep their windows and doors closed."

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to Crayford Way, Dartford, at 5.50pm on Monday, August 8 to reports of a fire.

“Officers attended along with London Fire Brigade.

“A number of houses were found to be damaged by fire.

“There are no reported injuries.

“The cause of the fire is not believed to be suspicious.”

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said:  "Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters tackled a fire on Crayford Way in Crayford.

"The fire started in an area of grassland and spread to an adjacent row of houses.

"Half of the ground floors of four terraced houses were damaged by fire and the first floors and the roofs of the properties were destroyed by the blaze.

"A number of people left the buildings before the Brigade arrived.

"Crews cooled and removed two gas cylinders as a precaution as some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.

"The Brigade's 999 Control Officers took 10 calls to the blaze.

"The Brigade was called at 5.24pm and the fire was under control by 7.49pm.

"Fire crews from Plumstead, Deptford, Eltham, Lee Green and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.”

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