Walthamstow fire: Three men rescued after fire rips through house in east London

April Roach
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<p>Three men were rescued from the building by fire crews</p> (London Fire Brigade)

Three men were rescued from the building by fire crews

(London Fire Brigade)

Three men were rescued from a burning building after a fire ripped through a house in east London.

Eight fire egines and 60 firefighters tackled the blaze in Hoe Street, Walthamstow this morning.

The London Fire Brigade said a single-storey building at the back of a shop was completely destroyed by the fire.

Three men were rescued from the building by fire crews wearing breathing apparatus, said the Brigade.

They were treated at the scene by London Ambulance crews and the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. All three of the men have been taken to hospital.

The Brigade asked members of the public to avoid Hoe Street as well as nearby Forest Road at the junction with Hawthorne Road.

The Brigade was called to the scene at 5.50amLondon Fire Brigade
The Brigade was called to the scene at 5.50amLondon Fire Brigade

Fire crews from Walthamstow, Leyton, Tottenham, Woodford, Homerton and Bethnal Green fire stations were called to the scene.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.

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